The podcast, “All Scandals Considered,” for Project 3 is posted on Kat Gonzales’ blog here. I worked for GE Transportation last summer (and will be returning there in the fall) and I quickly learned that emissions standards are what drive much of the locomotive industry. I know for a fact that there is no such… Continue reading Project 3 Response: All Scandals Considered
The Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) expands upon the Copyright Act of 1976 and addresses all of the potential copyright infringements that can occur in the digital age. According to Wikipedia, “it criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works.” It also protects certain online… Continue reading Post X: Pirating
When learning about patents in Design Methodology (a core class for Mechanical Engineers), the thought of patents stifling innovation never really came up. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a patent grants the “right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, selling or importing the invention.” Patents protect inventions for… Continue reading Post IX: Patent Pending?
If I surveyed 1000 people about their opinions on online advertising, I am certain that people over, say, 35 would have much more negative views about it than those under 35. I’m sure a study like this has been done several times and my hypothesis is not exactly groundbreaking, but it does point to how… Continue reading Post VIII: Online Advertising