Shawn sez, "Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)is a rare but serious medical condition that dramatically impacts the families of children born with it. Breath of Hope, Inc, a CDH association, recently filed a trademark request with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to own the rights to the phrase 'Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness.' If successful, their trademark would prevent other CDH support and research organizations from using the term Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness in their literature and in their fundraising efforts. Not only is it absurd to trademark awareness of a medical condition, but it's also disturbing that one organization would attempt to compete rather than cooperate with other organizations that serve the same families. A group of CDH organizations has started a petition as part of their efforts to prevent Breath of Hope from receiving their trademark."
Last year, the EU adopted the incredibly controversial Copyright Directive (it passed by only five votes, and afterwards 10 MEPs said they'd got confused and pushed the wrong buttons!): now, EU member states have to create rules that require online platforms to filter all user-generated content and block it if it matches a secret, unaccountable […]
Back in 2017, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved the most controversial standard in its long history: Encrypted Media Extensions, or EME, which enabled Netflix and other big media companies to use DRM despite changes to browsers extensions that eliminated the kinds of deep hooks that DRM requires.
Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However, that ease and simplicity certainly isn’t in place today. Alcohol delivery laws in 2020 are […]
Unless you’re a regular cannabis user, you might be surprised to learn that the plant itself is basically just that — a plant. It’s not until you put cannabis under high heat that the process of decarboxylation breaks down that raw form into the psychoactive compounds that can actually benefit the body. This unlocking process […]
With our smartphones serving as the vital tether that links us to the rest of our lives, it’s no wonder how low batteries and power emergencies can occasionally feel like a life-and-death situation. I mean, it’s usually not, of course…but darned if it doesn’t feel that way when your indicator is showing only 5 percent […]