Over the next couple of decades, as many as half of the malls in the U.S. may be abandoned.
“Putin is a reflection of Russia.”
“This weird notion that Putin will go away and there will suddenly be a pliant Russia is false.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had been hearing two cases – one in which Apple accused Motorola Mobility, which has since been bought by Google, of infringing its patents.
Motorola, in turn, accused Apple of infringing three patents, including one that is essential to ensuring smartphones are interoperable.
The puzzler is why the plaintiffs—TV stations and networks—didn’t pursue this technical angle more aggressively in the first place.
Underneath the technology shifts that the Internet has created are a series of business shifts perhaps even more profound.
Based on yesterday’s argument,
it is clear the Court will take steps to protect the individual’s right to use technology offered by companies in the cloud computing industry to privately perform copyrighted work.
In the early days of TV, broadcast stations transmitted their programming over the air, and televisions picked up those signals directly.
Television owners paid nothing to watch what appeared on their televisions; the only “cost” was watching the advertising that would interrupt the shows.
Cable television interrupted this model by charging for large packages of channels piped directly into homes—the free ones, along with extra channels available only to cable subscribers.
[ Piketty ]
Possibly some people who bought it were under the impression that, for once, they were just flat out selling capital on Amazon,
so you could join the ranks of the rich-and-getting-richer now, for a flat fee of $39.95. Alas, this is not the case …