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Open source software projects and other collaborative communities are built on the principle that information should be shared and remixed. Some of these projects have grown to have widely recognized names and logos. Read more » about Hacking Trademarks for Free Culture
Trade secrecy, arguably the most active but least understood and studied of intellectual property's doctrines, is on the rise. Over the past two years, there has been increased legislative activity in this space -- the most since the revision of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in 1985. Most prominently, it has been the subject of an alarming report out of the White House documenting increasing risk to US corporations from state-sponsored cyberespionage. Read more » about Trade Secrecy and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Secret Lawmaking Meets Criminalization
The CJEU judgment on the right to be forgotten, Google Spain v. Mario Costeja, hit the search engine on an unexpected front – damages. Read more » about Right to Be Forgotten: Google Sentenced to Pay Damages in Spain
This week's Monday Reflection on Just Security is from me, spilling the beans about all of last week's secrecy news, from Twitter and EFF on NSLs to James Risen's Lovejoy Award and the Department of Defense's revisionist history of the Vietnam War. Check it out! Read more » about Shhh! Last Week Was All About Secrets
Recently, a European national court applied for the first time the Google Spain ruling of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”). The Court of Amsterdam dealt with one of the “right to be forgotten” requests that Google refused to comply with by rejecting the claims of the plaintiff and reinforcing the role of freedom of speech. Read more » about First Application of Google Spain by a National Court in Europe: the Right to be Forgotten Gets Reduced in the Netherlands