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A legal revolution to re-start innovation evolution

Innovation is expensive and wasteful, and it doesn’t matter if you’re living tissue or leading-edge technology, the same rules apply. What we need is a revolution in patent legislation to help start an evolution of innovation…

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Florida lawyers, judges barred from ‘unethical’ social networking?

According to a recent legal ethics ruling in Florida, lawyers and judges are barred from “friending” on Facebook, Twitter et al. Since when did ethics take on the role of censoring personal relationships?

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Could social media have stopped the Rwandan genocide?

The rise and rise of Obama showed us the real power of social media. More recently, Iran brought into focus the flip side of social communications, bringing much needed world attention to their political plight. As good as social media and global networking are, could they have prevented the genocide in Rwanda?

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When social media and censorship collide

When we think of moderated comments, the specter of censorship seems inevitable. But is censorship such a bad thing? The rise of social media suggests we ought to take the rough with the smooth, but why should we?

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Solving the energy crisis now

Securing the future of world finance is obviously of high importance right now. But in bringing together world leaders to establish unprecedented levels of funding to ease us through the global recession, they also set a very real precedent, one which should be seized upon at the earliest opportunity — and that is to bring those same people together once more to solve the impending world energy crisis, and help save the environment…