4.5 stars

mar 5 - very informative podcast on copyright law in software/music business, brad frazer eloquent and knowledgable on topic

  • "making your business objects messenging objects rather than data objects makes a lot of sense"
  • what is a micropreneur?
    an entrepreneur willing to accept the risk of starting and managing the type of business that remains small, lets them do the kind of work they want to do, and offers them a balanced lifestyle
  • "the whole idea of selling CDs has sort of become passe"
  • "the RIAA has taken to whack-a-mole litigation"
  • "it's not all that hard for a content owner to police his rights on the internet if you know how to do it"
  • "stealing somebody's ideas is not a copyright infringement but a patent or trademark infringement"
  • "the trademark office doesn't even refer to it as software they refer to it as a service"
  • "where this all falls down is when you go international"
  • "we're going to try to increase our software sales to china this year to two copies"
  • "we have a moat of patents around our technology"
  • "just the basic act of saying in the right language 'that is not supposed to be there' is usually enough--people don't want to be sued for copyright infringement"
  • "if I view content on your server with my browser, am I trespassing on your property?"
  • "when is the last time you actually signed a piece of paper?"
  • "who owns the content? what license do they grant? that's it, it's that simple"
  • "by the virtue of the fact that this podcast is being recorded, you have a copyright of it"
  • "people think open source means no copyright, that's not true"
  • "who owns the stuff I put up on facebook when I delete my account?"

Notes on other podcasts:

Most of what I currently listen to is .NET related and quite a bit on technology in general and how it is impacting society. I listen to an occasional historical or philosophical podcast.

I record these notes as a way of extracting the gems and remember facts from these podcasts: phrases that ring true or new terms that I look up later. If you see someone walking around Berlin speaking short phrases into his cell phone every couple minutes, that's me.

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