Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

April 18, 2012 8:48 pm
Oracle thinks you can copyright a programming language, Google disagrees | The Verge

I honestly don’t see Oracle’s argument here. A programming language, as Google points out, is merely a medium. Saying Java can be copyrighted is like saying you can copyright Spanish (I kind of resent the use of klingon in the article as I feel using a ‘made-up’ language sort of takes away from the point). For the sake of comparison, when you copyright a song you’re not copyrighting the chords or notes, you’re copyrighting the overall expression. Java is practically a standard used by many, who knows what precedence this could set in terms of who Oracle can sue.

March 14, 2012 10:50 pm
Yahoo files patent lawsuit against Facebook| Reuters

This has been and is continuing to get even more ridiculous. How are these patents helping innovation? Even more of a reason we need IP reform.

February 2, 2012 2:27 am
"Don’t get me wrong: Having good relationships with publishers, authors, and everyone else in the supply chain is important. But the only way to guarantee lasting public access to the increasingly digitized intellectual wealth of the world is through the reform of copyright law. We need the creation of solid legal exemptions for libraries to break DRM and to own, circulate, and ­archive digital copies."
September 16, 2011 2:44 pm
Obama Signs Patent Overhaul Legislation

Finally, now if only there was something in it to stop all these stupid lawsuits amongst the major tech companies.