How The Copyright “Anti-Circumvention” Problem Can Affect You.

How The Copyright “Anti-Circumvention” Problem Can Affect You.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation was before Congress asking  lawmakers to abandon or modify the “anti-circumvention” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  The “anti-circumvention” provisions of the Copyright Act, bar circumvention of access controls and technical protection measures.  Congress intended the change to stop pirates from defeating DRM and other content access or copy … Continue reading

Europes Answer To The Shuttle.

Europes Answer To The Shuttle.

The European Space Agency is readying its first-ever “space plane” for sub-orbit for tests. The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests, before being launched from Kourou in French Guiana. The sneaker-shaped IXV will be launched from a Vega rocket to a height of 450 kilometres (280 miles) for a 100 minute flight test. … Continue reading

Robotic Hamster Sparks Sanctions In Trade Secret Case.

Robotic Hamster Sparks Sanctions In Trade Secret Case.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld sanctions in a trade secret case due to factual misrepresentations in a complaint. Toy designer, Jason Heller, filed the case against Cepia LLC alleging that Cepia designed a line of toys using trade secrets he had given two Hong Kong companies he hired to make prototypes of a … Continue reading

Calling All Amateur Astronomoers…You Input Is Needed.

Calling All Amateur Astronomoers…You Input Is Needed.

The Night Sky Network is conducting a new survey of amateur astronomers located in the United States. We wish to better understand the landscape of educational outreach performed by astronomy clubs and assess the needs of the amateur astronomy community for the next five years. You can take the survey here: http://bit.ly/2014astrosurvey   Your answers will … Continue reading