We've all heard of the geeks -- Jobs, Bezos, Chambers, Ellison, Gates, Jacobs, Zuckerberg. But political Washington has never much concerned itself with the geek community. Yesterday, that changed.
In the middle of the SOPA/PIPA debate, it can be forgotten that what's at issue is theft of something that either has value or does not.
The music and movie business has been consistently wrong in its claims that new platforms and channels would be the end of its businesses. In each case, the new technology produced a new market far larger than the impact it had on the existing market.
While Protect IP and SOPA are significantly flawed, Congress should shake off the misguided criticism and move forward to combat the only big issue that is experiencing bipartisan support.
Does freedom of speech require the freedom to steal? That's what some are arguing, comparing our efforts to protect American jobs from international criminal enterprises who profit from the theft of intellectual property online to the censorship policies of repressive regimes.
The vote scheduled for Thursday would be a dangerous blow against the Internet and all those who depend on it for legitimate business, communications and commentary.
Investors may be losing confidence in whether Google can support the legality of its revenues -- and for good reason. Where there's smoke, there's fire and it smells like a fire in the house of Google.
In case you haven't noticed, all of a sudden maritime security contracting seems to have turned a corner in gaining both industry, and more importantly, governmental approval.
Author's Note: While this is not an actual intercepted diplomatic cable, I can imagine similar sentiments have been communicated. This legislation is...
Two bills moving through Congress seek to protect copyright owners from the threat of digital piracy. But rather than take on actual criminals, this proposed legislation greatly expands the reach of the government.
While our leaders in Washington spar over how best to resolve this crisis, we can never lose sight of the enormous good film and television production brings to our country and to our people.
Few people know that part of California was once under the Argentine flag.
Can we afford to give due process to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? If our legal system cannot sustain the prosecution of a murderer for his crimes, the implications for our society and its laws are catastrophic.
The hacker group known as 'Anonymous' launched a denial of service attack on the website of Broadcast Music Inc. It misconstrues the history and service to music culture that BMI has performed over the last 73 years.
The recent murders of four Americans sailing off the coast of Somalia have led to calls for a tougher action against Somali pirates.
Forget about sea robbery, piracy is terrorism at sea. A proper legal definition of piracy will incorporate its traditional elements which still hold true today but also incorporate new acts and motives beyond those of the rollicking 17th century buccaneer.