Friday, February 06, 2009
Watch your back
Happy Friday. If you're finished reading your copy of the Financial Times, whatever you do, don't give it to a friend or colleague - you might find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit... Silly me, it looks like dramatically different rules apply between the physical and virtual worlds, to cover identical content. The disclaimer in my physical copy of the paper only talks about copying, not about sharing. Still, this sort of thing is good news for IP lawyers, or at least those who haven't moved over into bankruptcy practice, where all the real fun is. Not that IP lawyers have any shortage of career options, at least not in the US, where government beckons for some. It's intriguing to think about what's going on inside an administration apparently committed to universal availability of broadband and net neutrality (whatever that really means), but with a legal team like this on the bench. How do you spell change?