Making the most of open source software
If you are a software developer, you will know all about open source software (OSS). OSS is software whose source code is publicly available to be used, adapted, modified and re-licensed, usually free of charge. Because it is unusual for software developers to give away their source code, some people think OSS is released without being subject to licence terms.
by Graham Hann
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Virtual Reality How to protect your IP rights in a virtual world
There has been a great deal of talk about Virtual Reality (VR) being the 'next big thing'. Some have even predicted that it will be bigger than social media. Not that much has been said, however, about the legal considerations around this technology and the implications its increasing ubiquity might have for intellectual property rights holders.
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Big Data and intangible property rights - can IPRs and rights in personal data exist in harmony?
Data can be many things to many people. The versatility of data is why it is so valuable, particularly in the age of 'big data' where enormous datasets are revolutionising the development of technology in virtually every field. However, the versatility of data also explains why protecting property rights subsisting in it presents a serious challenge.
by Jo Joyce
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