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What’s the deal with copyright and 3D printing? by Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg’s follow-up whitepaper to “It will be awesome if they don’t screw it up.”

Context-Free Patent Art

This is wonderfully random: illustrations used to illustrate patent applications but without the context.

A Patent Lie: How Yahoo Weaponized My Work | Epicenter | Wired.com

A superb scathing piece by Andy, who has a personal perspective on Yahoo’s massively dick move in deploying the patent nuclear option against Facebook.

MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video That Is Free to End Users Through Life of License | Business Wire

Well, well, well. It looks like h264 is not going to be torpedoing us with any submarine patents anytime soon ...but this only applies to end users, not browser makers. Sigh.

Daring Fireball: GIF, H.264, and Patents

A thoughtful piece by John Gruber on HTML5 video: yes, software patents are toxic to the web but perhaps H.264 isn't the worst offender.

Bruce Lawson’s personal site : Impasse on HTML 5 video

The spectre of patents is hurting progress on the web.

B Vitamin Case Reaches Supreme Court - Yahoo! News

Finally, questions are being asked about some of the more ludicrous patents out there. "Have inventors been busy patenting laws of nature, natural phenomena and abstract ideas?" Duh!

Monsanto files patent for new invention: the pig

This, my friends, is the number of the beast.