CPSC 430 – July 9, 2010

I’m currently taking CPSC 430 and one of the requirements is to keep a journal throughout the term. I will be blogging here my class notes, thoughts, and links as they come up that are relevant to the course material. Also, see the other posts in the CPSC 430 category. Creative Commons Intellectual Property in International Context WIPO – World Intellectual Property Organization TRIPS – agreement Berne Convention – 1886 international agreement regarding copyright Levy on blank media $0.21 per blank CD, $2-25 for MP3 players Specified personal use only Open Source Commercialization vs distribution Poor Man’s copyright Mail to Continue Reading

CPSC 430 – July 5, 2010

I’m currently taking CPSC 430 and one of the requirements is to keep a journal throughout the term. I will be blogging here my class notes, thoughts, and links as they come up that are relevant to the course material. Also, see the other posts in the CPSC 430 category. IP (intellectual property) – any product of human intellect that has commercial value IP != its physical manifestation Property rights –based on culture – e.g., western more individual, first nations more communal “manifest destiny” – in US – expansion east to west + make use of natural resources old fashioned Continue Reading

Removing the MyBB Copyright Illegally is a Bad Idea

All administrators of MyBB probably know of the MyBB License one way or another. However, it has come to my attention that there are some people who just can’t get their head around one statement in the license. It happens to be this one: The MyBB Group has several copyright notices and “powered by” lines embedded within the product. You must not remove, alter or hinder the visibility of any of these statements (including but not limited to the copyright notice at the top of files and the copyright/powered by lines found in publicly visible “templates”). Is the text too Continue Reading