SOPA and PIPA were recently shelved, but not defeated, and their international cousin ACTA is still gaining momentum. Find out why the fight is not yet over, as well as a back in intellectual property and how they apply to technology. On Thursday, February 23rd, 2012, PANMA had a lively discussions about this topic.Read more "PANMA Event: 2/23/3012: SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, etc: the Future of IP on the Web"
Cory Doctorow held a lecture and Q&A Session on November 17th, 2011 at The Wharton School in Jon M. Huntsman Hall. It was open to the general public. Cory’s Biography: Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins […]Read more "Cory Doctorow’s Talk & Discussion at The Wharton School, November 17th, 2011"
[ Note: Video Embedded at Bottom of Post ] Recently, I received an email from my good friend Dave. A friend of his from Austin had recently lost his wife, yet was receiving scam texts from “her” in London. Dave asked if I knew anyone in London, and fortunately, I knew some wonderful people who […]Read more "Nail the Scammers: Great Effort Across Austin, Philly and London!"
I was linked an article this morning by a coworker to SQLMag’s article on the new Massachusetts data security law. The link to the article can be found here: http://www.sqlmag.com/print/sql-server/A-New-Law-that-Will-Change-the-Way-You-Build-Database-Applications.aspx The author seems like a nice enough guy, but apparently didn’t spend the time doing his homework to find out about what the law really […]Read more "Digging Into the New Massachusetts Data Security Law"
We have all heard about China’s attacks on Google. More recently, these attacks have been expanded against Adobe, Yahoo, Symantec, and many others. These are very advanced attacks, coordinated by a hostile foreign government, and should be taken very seriously. The target is intellectual property and account information. The Gmail account of people hostile to […]Read more "IE Users: PLEASE Switch to a More Secure Browser"
I’m excited to attend HigherEdCamp Philly this Saturday, from 8:30am until 5pm. I will be hosting a session from 12pm – 1pm, joined by Frank Taney of Buchanan, Ingersoll, & Rooney, and Neil Kleinman, Dean of the College of Media & Communication at the University of the Arts. We will be leading an interactive discussion […]Read more "HigherEdCamp Philly: Legal Issues from the Education Technology Frontier"
Wharton Computing and the Philadelphia Future Salon are proud to present an event, in conjunction with the Wharton Learning Lab’s Evolution of Learning Symposium: Virtual Worlds in Academia: Beyond the Hyperbole. The panel is free for anyone to attend, and we encourage people attending the symposium in the morning to join us after lunch. A […]Read more "Virtual Worlds in Academia: Beyond the Hyperbole"
Friend of Peregrine Salon Kevin Werbach, a fellow Whartonite (as of December 1st!), has been appointed to Obama’s FCC transition team. This is great news for those of us who believe in net neutrality! Kevin is the driving force behind the yearly Supernova conference, and this year, the theme was Privacy and Security in the […]Read more "Obama Appoints Werbach to Transition Team"
Last Friday, I hosted a discussion with Frank Taney, a partner at the law firm Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney. Below is a link to the recording made. The first few minutes of the audio were a bit red lined, so I have edited them out, but the lion’s share of the presentation and the question […]Read more "MP3 of Frank Taney’s Discussion on Trademarks in Virtual Worlds"