This is pretty amusing although more the Ars article than the fact that the patent for online document sharing was actually granted to Xerox: There are probably hundreds of pieces of prior art that could be found for an essentially simple idea. The one highlighted in Ranieri’s article, and pictured above, is a library circulation… Continue reading I blame the lawyers

A great guide to GPL for WordPress developers

Light Reading by Martin, licensed CC BY 2.0

Richard Best has a terrific guide to GPL for WordPress developers along the lines of the famously simple “human readable” Creative Commons license explanations on his site, WP and Legal Stuff, in his post titled “A human readable summary of the GPL”. He actually has two versions, both of which are worth taking a look…… Continue reading A great guide to GPL for WordPress developers

No more Lords and Ladies in our Courts

The various superior courts issue Practice Directions from time to time to update lawyers on best practices in those courts. The President of the Supreme Court of Appeal issued Practice Directions in the last few days which included this change to how lawyers should address Supreme Court of Appeal judges: The mode of address to the…… Continue reading No more Lords and Ladies in our Courts