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14 JULY 2012

Yahoo IP lawsuit: We patented Facebook's entire social network model

"'Facebook's entire social network model, which allows users to create profiles for and connect with, among other things, persons and businesses, is based on Yahoo!'s patented social networking technology,' Yahoo claims in the lawsuit, filed yesterday in US District Court in Northern California. 'Prior to adopting Yahoo!'s patented social networking technology in 2008, Facebook was considered one of the worst performing Internet sites for advertising. Facebook's use of that social networking model has reportedly dramatically driven up Facebook's advertising click through rates.'

Nearly all the technology that makes Facebook successful is based on Yahoo patents, the company further states.

'For much of the technology upon which Facebook is based, Yahoo! got there first and was therefore granted patents by the United States Patent Office to protect those innovations. Yahoo!'s patents relate to cutting edge innovations in online products, including in messaging, news feed generation, social commenting, advertising display, preventing click fraud, and privacy controls,' Yahoo alleged in its court filing. 'These innovations dramatically improve user experience, privacy, and security and enhance the ability of advertisers to connect with users.'"

(Jon Brodkin, 13 March 2012, Ars Technica)



20082012 • advertisers connecting with users • advertising click through rates • advertising displayadvertising revenueArs Technica • click fraud • cutting-edge innovationsdisputeFacebookintellectual property rightsIPRlawsuitmessaging • news feed generation • online products • ownershippatent • patent dispute • patented social networking technology • patentsprivacyprivacy controls • security features • social commenting • social network model • social networking • social networking technology • technological innovationtechnologytechnology innovation • United States Patent Office • US District Court in Northern California • user experience • user profiles • Yahoo!


Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

Open source as social organization of production and as a form of technological innovation based on a new conception of property rights

"Open source exposes the new logic of organisation of production in a knowledge intensive economic process. The development of software is made up of digitally encoded knowledge that combines from the bottom up in the process of production. Furthermore, as mentioned above, open source is an experiment in production built around a distinctive notion of property. The traditional notion of property is based on the right to exclude the non owners from the use of something that is owned by someone. On the other hand, open source property is configured around the right to distribute, not the right to exclude. This is in fact in the tradition of 'fair use' of intellectual products that are used without securing their property. Under an extended notion of fair use, no individual´s fair use will be permitted to constrain subsequent fair use by another individual and for any purpose. (On 'fair use', and the transformation of the notion of intellectual property rights see the definitive analysis by Lawrence Lessig 'Free Culture' , 2004)"

(Manuel Castells, World Social Forum 2005)

Presentation by Manuel Castells in the World Social Forum 2005


20042005Creative Commonsfair usefree cultureintellectual propertyintellectual property rightsIPIPRknowledgeLawrence LessigManuel Castellsopen sourceownershipproductionpropertyproperty rightsremix culturescriptiblesharing • social organisation of production • World Social Forum


Simon Perkins
04 NOVEMBER 2008

ACAP: Automated Content Access Protocol

"ACAP (Automated Content Access Protocol) is a non–proprietary, global permissions tool that puts content owners in control of their online content in a way that is conducive to developing new online business models, putting new, high–quality content on the net and to maximizing the benefits of the relationship with search engines.
Devised by publishers in collaboration with search engines after an intensive year–long pilot in 2006–2007, ACAP is set to revolutionise the creation, dissemination, use, and protection of copyright–protected content on the worldwide web.

ACAP is destined to become the universal permissions protocol on the Internet, an open, non–proprietary standard through which content owners can communicate permissions for access and use to online intermediaries.

In the first instance, ACAP provides a framework that will allow any publisher, large or small, to express access and use policies in a language that search engines' robot "spiders" can be taught to understand. ACAP's scope is now being extended to other business relationships and other media types including music and the audiovisual sectors. Technical work is ongoing to improve and finesse ACAP V.1.

Thanks to the enabling, open nature of ACAP, content providers will now be able to make more content available to users through the search engines, and to continue to innovate and invest in the development of business models for network publishing. With ACAP, the online publishing environment will become as rich and diverse as the offline one."


ACAP • accessauthorship • Automated Content Access Protocol • business modelcontentcopyright • digital rights management • DRMinformationintellectual property rightsInternetmanagement • non-proprietary • onlineownershippublishers • robots • search • spiders • web


Simon Perkins
29 OCTOBER 2008

The Cox Review of Creativity in Business

"The Cox Review of Creativity in Business: building on the UK's strengths was published on the 2nd December. The review was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of Budget 2005 and has been led by Sir George Cox.

The success of the creative industries notwithstanding, there is evidence that UK business is not realising the full potential of applying creativity more widely. The Cox review was commissioned to look at how best to enhance UK business productivity by drawing on our world–leading creative capabilities. The review has consulted extensively with key stakeholders in producing its findings, including the creative industries, businesses in a range of others sectors, education institutions and regional and devolved bodies, as well as international contacts, and has received invaluable contributions from a wide range of individuals and organisations.

The review sets out the steps that the Government and the business, broadcasting and education sectors should take to ensure that UK businesses harness the world–class creative talents that the UK possesses."
(HM Treasury)



2005businessCox Review • creative capabilities • creative industriescreativityculture • culture and creativity • digital economyeconomy • education sectors • enterpriseentrepreneurGeorge Coxinnovationintellectual property rightsIPRUK


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