An Olympic Knockout to Curb IP Theft?
Friday, August 26, 2016 12:22 pm | By Philip Thompson

The Olympic Committee implements two innovations to curb IP theft.
Every four years thieves hit the street, and now theInternet, to make a quick buck off the work of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its affiliate groups.

The feverish anticipation, pride-swelling attention, and raucous cheers (or boos) have been yours for free. But, the Games including the meticulous planning to create the accompanying trademarks that bring viewers and revenue come at a price. This year the IOC implemented two new strategies to curb IP theft: two-tiered pricing and an update to rule 40. 

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Governments Begin to Experiment with Blockchain
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:45 pm | By Philip Thompson

July saw Reps Adam Kinzinger of Indiana and Tony Cardenas of California submit a resolution on the House floor to include “digital currencies” in a national technology policy. Across the pond, the House of Lords heard testimony from business and academic experts on how blockchain technology can transform the way government works.  

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Pokémon Go: A New Frontier for Property Rights
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:15 am | By Brady Wilson

 Pokémon Go has shattered records for the most played game in United States history, but the game is breaking ground in other areas as well.  The game which combines the virtual and physical world sends players out into the streets to chase Pokémon and battle at gyms.  The game has been successful in getting kids off the couch and outside.  The frenzy has become so much that when a rare Pokémon appeared in Central Park, players stampeded across busy streets, crowding into the park for a chance to catch the elusive Vaporeon.  This revolutionary game brings to light the question, who owns the virtual property of a physical place? 

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