Posts Tagged: patents

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    How Sony, Microsoft, and Other Gadget Makers Violate Federal Warranty Law | Motherboard

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    Manufacturers threaten to do things they cannot do legally but 99.9 percent of consumers have no idea of their actual rights We already discussed some of the issues related to rights of repairing our things, but the subject is vast and the economics implied are huge. This article suggests that manufacturers are pushing it beyond… Read more »

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    “Makerspace” Trademark Application Rejected | Hackaday

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    The last 10 years have seen the growth of hackerspaces, makerspaces and Fab Labs: workshop where lovers and creators of technology, mechanics, interaction and art can meet, share their knowledge and collaborate to create diverse objects. In these places it is possibile to find – and use – equipment that is typically not available to… Read more »

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    A New Protection

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    A New Protection: the Context A patent gives you exclusive rights to produce and sell that invention for a number of years; no one else can make money off of it without your permission. But lately, some people in the maker movement have concluded that this strategy – in a dynamic and distributed context –… Read more »