"The World's Worst Disease"

Blackberry held hostage?

If they were remaking The Graduate today, instead of the guy whispering "Plastics" to Ben, he would probably be whispering "Intellectual property law". Read Fortune's summary of this difficult but important issue:

Should plaintiffs like NTP—which does not market a competing product, never has, and never will—be entitled to an automatic injunction shutting down a productive infringer such as RIM?

Then there's Google's plan to digitize a whole lot of books. Copyright violation? Google replies, "fair use". New York magazine states "the law of fair use is mind-bendingly complex" and quotes Larry Lessig, "There are parts of it that I don’t understand, and I’ve been studying it for years.”