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[ | 8 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Research: Tort Liability For Software Developers

Liability for accidents should generally be levied against all those who create risk factors. And Phoenix Center examines if this is also the case with software developers. They determined that there are two types of software, an intrinsic variety and an extrinsic variety.

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[ | 3 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Research: THQ & Electronic Arts Set To Crush Used Game Market

Computer and Video Games reported in May that EA Sports, an arm of Electronic Arts, would begin bundling all sports titles with a one time registration key code to access online play. EA feels that the second hand market is hurting new game sales. In order to deter second hand purchase EA has made the decision to force second hand buyers to pay a $10 fee to access online content.

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[ | 1 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]
U.S. Should Consider Logistics of Australian Broadband Plan

I believe that it is only appropriate to start out this post by saying that I do not support government broadband expansion lest anyone be confused by the title. Government broadband expansion is not something that we have supported at Digital Society either as you can both see in our Issue Statement on Internet…

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[ | 25 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Research: 7 Principles of Behavorial Advertising

In 2009 the Federal Trade Commission issued warning to the world of advertising that if advertising agencies that used behavorial advertising within their published ads did not self-regulate then the FTC would act on their behalf. In order to self-regulate, leading ad agencies formed the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) to establish industry guidelines following the principles suggested by the FTC’s “Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising”.

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[ | 24 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Wabash College adding “Portal” To Curriculum

If you have never heard of The Brainy Gamer I highly recommend it. It’s one of my favorite blogs and is run by Michael Abbott who is both a gamer and a professor at Wabash College, a private mens college in Indiana. Abbott blogs about the cross-section of video games, academia, culture, and the sciences and has many a time spun my brain to examine the ramifications or exposition of a game in a totally new light.

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[ | 23 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
Research: 7 Deadly Sins of Title II Reclassification

Downes has recently penned a paper for PFF in which he briefly explains how we have gotten to the point we are currently at in the Net Neutrality debate. He follows this with the options the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had after the D.C. Circuit case against Comcast:

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[ | 20 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Research: Cloud Computing

Castro makes the case that “cloud computing” has become an industry buzz word much like “Web 2.0″. But he does feel that this trend in computing will play a very important role in the creation of “new products and services for businesses, governments and individuals.”

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[ | 18 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Research: Viacom-YouTube=Grokster Part 2?

Similar to the MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. case, the “safe harbor” clause of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) protected YouTube’s founders from civil liabilities because they had responded to take down notices. In the process of doing this they were also allowing for copyright violations and piracy just like the Grokster case.

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[ | 16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Research: Personal Video Recorders

Bennett discusses video navigation devices in his most recent reply comments to the FCC. Navigation devices are more commonly known as personal video recorders (PVR) in these comments. Bennett believes that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on PVRs is based on technology of navigation devices in the late 1990′s. He feels that ITIF can offer a different solution that both meets the FCC’s long term goals and will meet consumer needs.

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[ | 13 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Research: Video: Cybersecurity

Jim Glassman interviews three experts on cybersecurity and Americas readiness for a cyberattack. Nearly a year after the Obama Administration review, these experts suggest that we are still not ready.