I recently came across an article that made a call for a reform to the laws that govern copyrights, namely a return to the copyright laws in effect prior to 1978. I found the article especially interesting because it isn’t often that you come across people advocating for restoring laws from pre-1978. We’re a society of forward-looking individuals (or at least that’s what many of us claim) that rarely look to our past for the “best” answers. But this article makes a few strong points in advocating for restoring the prior copyright… Read the rest
Mergers & Acquisitions
Google to Acquire Frommer’s Travel Guides
Google is acquiring Frommer’s travel guides brand in a reported $23 million deal. $23 million is a drop in the bucket for Google, but the acquisition is an important indicator of the company’s somewhat controversial intent to dip further into the content business. Consumer Watchdog is calling for federal regulators to block the acquisition on antitrust grounds, alleging that Google favors companies it owns in organic search results.
The Alberleen Group–A New Type of Incubator
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