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Demoing the DisCo Studio

· December 12, 2012

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We are pleased to introduce “Inside the DisCo Studio,” a new video feature.  Dan O’Connor’s post from yesterday on the Top 5 Disruptive Gifts now has an accompanying video of him talking with fellow DisCo contributor Rob Pegoraro about the five gift ideas.  Below is another video, of Matt Schruers talking to Rob Pegoraro about patent policy:

Matt discusses some different ways of conceptualizing intellectual property, as ‘property,’ or ‘regulation.’  Matt had explained a lot of these issues and how they relate to copyright in his post on Derek Khanna’s now-infamous Republican Study Committee memo, and it’s similarly useful to hear them applied to patent policy.

Matt also notes that the Supreme Court has been taking a lot of patent cases recently, as Dan had posted about a few months ago, due to the need for patent reform.

For more on problems in the patent system, be sure to check out another CCIA project:  Patent Progress.

Intellectual Property

The Internet enables the free exchange of ideas and content that, in turn, promote creativity, commerce, and innovation. However, a balanced approach to copyright, trademarks, and patents is critical to this creative and entrepreneurial spirit the Internet has fostered. Consequently, it is our belief that the intellectual property system should encourage innovation, while not impeding new business models and open-source developments.