https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-fundamental-error/article24566374.ece

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Chinese cancer patient livestreams to pay medical bills

At least once a week, Su Lingmin films herself singing, sharing health tips and chatting with hundreds of fans from her hospital bed. “Now I’m a professional livestreamer,” she said with a smile in a video last week. “What else can I do?”

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/lesliewu/2018/07/31/can-taste-be-subject-to-copyright/#7da3808316c9

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Copyright, Elon Musk and the Farting Unicorns of Doom

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. What are laws for? To preserve the status quo? To prevent people from doing inconvenient things for the (alleged) good of society? To punish entrepreneurs for making lots of money and being entrepreneurial?

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Techdirt Podcast Episode 176: The EU’s Copyright Threat To The Open Internet

We’ve got a crossover episode this week, all about the EU’s disastrous moves on the copyright front. Mike recently joined the Building Tomorrow podcast to discuss the subject with Paul Matzko and Will Duffield, and now you can listen to it…

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Despite Pledging Openness, Companies Rush to Patent AI Tech

At Google’s cloud computing conference in San Francisco last week, CEO Sundar Pichai mused on his company’s commitment to openness in artificial intelligence. “We create open platforms and share our technology because it helps new ideas get out faster,” Pichai said. Then he name-checked TensorFlow, the machine-learning software Google developed and uses internally.

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Stupid Patent of the Month: Upaid Sues “Offending Laundromats” For Using Prepaid Cards

When patent trolls threaten and sue small businesses, their actions draw the public’s attention to the worst abuses of the patent system. In 2013, a company called MPHJ Technology got called out in a U.S. Senate hearing as a “bottom feeder” engaged in “garden-variety extortion” after it sent out…

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Veniam Creates Patent Portfolio To Connect Vehicles To The Cloud And Profitability

We’ve come to expect constant and ubiquitous connectivity from our mobile devices and get frustrated when we can’t get a signal to access the information and services we need. With millions of vehicles getting connected and eventually becoming autonomous, a lost connection will mean more than a personal inconvenience and could affect everything from traffic flow to passenger safety.

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Before You Begin The Patenting Process, Read This

When I started to file patent applications, I was sure the United States Patent and Trademark Office was against me. My claims were always rejected! I know better now. The USPTO is your friend, not a foe. There is a specific process for examining patent applications.

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Eminence tag: Rs 1,000 crore govt grant only for IITs, IISc, says Prakash Javadekar

Amid a controversy over the Central government’s decision to grant Institution of Eminence status to Jio Institute of the Reliance Foundation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the Rs 1,000-crore government grant is meant only for public sector institutes which have received the eminence tag.

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Musicians at war with Zimura, ZBC? – The Standard

There are many reasons why wars start among nations. Way back in 1976, Bob Marley came up with a philosophy on how races and nations end up fighting each other when he sang: by Fred Zindi Until the philosophy which holds one race superior And another Inferior Is finally And permanently Discredited And abandoned Everywhere is war Me say war.

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The key to ensuring the heritage of Scotch isn’t diluted – Scottish Field

The Scotch whisky, and drinks industry in general, has been busying itself with two major changes which are set to mix up the sector in the coming year. Minimum pricing has just been introduced in Scotland, with calls for England and Wales to follow suit gathering momentum.

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Music companies seek court order against Sky on copyright

Large internet service providers are acting on complaints from music recording companies about copyright piracy, the Commercial Court has been told. Eir, which has almost 32 per cent of the market, is already doing so, while Virgin Media, with 26.8 per cent, began doing it in June.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2018/07/29/srikrishna-report-dissent-notes-point-to-high-stakes-battle-to-control-data-of-1-2-billion-indians_a_23491834/?utm_hp_ref=in-homepage

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Data belonging to Indians must reside within the country, says Aruna Sundararajan

NEW DELHI: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the turbulent days for the industry were over and things should settle down completely by early 2019. Data belonging to Indians should reside within the country and its analysis should not happen overseas, Sundararajan told ET in an interview, even as she underscored the need for personal data of citizens to be in safe hands.

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