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Adventures in Self-Publishing: Launching a Promotional Campaign

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 17, 2014 8:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
According to proponents of the Brave New World of self-publishing, there’s never been a better time to write a book.  Really?

When FRAND meets FOSS: Bottom Up or Top Down?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 23, 2013 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?

WIPO Builds a FRAND Arbitration Business (but will they come?)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 13, 2013 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Apple kicked off the mobile platform wars, the courts have been clogged with disputes. And the regulators aren't happy about that.

The Launch of AllSeen Alliance (and the Next Generation of Open Collaboration)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 11, 2013 10:43 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you read the technology press today, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance That’s not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there’s a story behind the story that likely won’t get the attention that it deserves.

Where I Was Then; Where we Are Today

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 22, 2013 7:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It seems easier to accept that it has been a half century since JFK was murdered than that most people now alive were then yet to be born.

Judge Chin Reimagines the Fair Use Doctrine for the Internet Age

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Nov 21, 2013 11:00 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week, Judge Denny Chin gave Google the green light for its book scanning project - and changed the rules for everybody that has a web site

Open Data and Competitive Advantage

Does the phrase "Open Data" ring a bell? Like open source and open standards, you should want data to be open as well.

NSA Blowback Spreads to Internet Governance Organizations

It's not just US allies that are angry over US surveillance; those responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the Internet are concerned as well.

FTC Will Require Patent Assertion Entities to Disclose Key Business Information

Patent trolls are not only disruptive, but secretive as well. The FTC plans to find out how they really work.

The Value of Open Standards

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 26, 2013 11:47 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A perennial challenge faced by standards advocates is how to quantify the economic benefits they contend standards can provide.

FTC Finalizes Settlement in Google Motorola Mobility Case

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 24, 2013 11:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the Final Order in its action against Google involving that company’s assertion of certain “standards essential patents” (SEPs).

The Problem With Patents: Operating with Blunt Instruments

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 5, 2013 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a new effort to curb baseless patent lawsuits, which it believes are stifling innovation and economic activity. Unfortunately, most of the most effective actions will require Congressional - or state - action.

Thoughts on Open Innovation

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on May 17, 2013 6:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If the phrase “open innovation” has a familiar ring, that’s not surprising.  It’s not only a popular buzz phrase, but it has the type of virtuous ring to it that instinctively inspires a favorable reaction.  But like most simple phrases, it intrigues rather than enlightens. For example, is open innovation feasible in all areas of creative, commercial and scientific endeavor? If so, do the rules, challenges and rewards differ from discipline to discipline, and if it’s not universally feasible, why not?

Judge Robart’s Opinion in Motorola vs. Microsoft and the Future of FRAND

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 29, 2013 9:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Perhaps the most important term in any standards organization’s Intellectual Property Policy (IPR) policy is the acronym “RAND,” standing for “reasonable and non-discriminatory” (in Europe, they add an “F” – for “fair”). The problem is, no one can agree on exactly what it should mean.

The Devil’s in the Cloud, Part IV: The Ghost of Christmas (Cyber) Future

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 26, 2013 11:04 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It would be convenient and consoling to pretend that what I’ve described over the last several days is simple science fiction. But...Many countries are building drones now; the technology is not complex.

The Devil’s in the Cloud, Part III: The New Dark Ages

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 26, 2013 8:59 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When the New Year’s Day sun rose in Europe and the United States, the reality of what had happened was hidden to almost all. Only a hundred or so targets had been struck, and the smoke from the ruins that remained was already dissipating. What people did immediately realize was that certain things that they were used to working now did not.

The Devil’s in the Cloud, Part II: New Year's Day, 2023

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 24, 2013 6:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
So here's the challenge - can you find anything in this scenario that couldn't happen tomorrow? The bad news is that I don't think you will.

The Devil’s in the Cloud: Our Headlong Rush into Ultimate Cybersecurity Vulnerability

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 23, 2013 9:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Everyone seems to agree that the Cloud is the place to go.Ten years from today, what percentage of all that matters will live within an increasingly smaller number of ever more enormous data complexes?  And what will have been done to protect them from physical, as well as cyber, attack?

OASIS Breaks the Traditional Standards Accreditation Barrier

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 5, 2013 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On Tuesday, OASIS - the standards group that developed the OpenDocument Format - made an extremely rare announcement for an information technology consortium: that it has successfully completed the process of becoming accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  

Alright, Now - this is Starting to get Really Weird

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 29, 2013 6:38 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I’ve noted before that events in the real world involving North Korea have been closely tracking the plot of my book. But this morning’s news included a story that makes me seriously wonder whether my book has crossed the divide from predicting events to acting as a “how to” manual for real-world, state-supported cyber attackers.

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