Years ago, I worked as a programmer at a technology incubator owned by a bigger company. The company routinely filed patents on new ideas. Now one is up for renewal/extension and I've been asked to sign off on that but don't know if I want to cooperate. [more inside]
My IP address on my iDevice (iPhone & iPad) shows one thing when I go to "whatismyip.com", but my email server shows something different. What is going on? [more inside]
I'd like to use the LAN at work to push music out to remote speakers throughout the building. The speakers would be wired into the LAN, and the music would be streamed from a single PC running iTunes (or something similar -- it doesn't have to be iTunes itself). [more inside]
Recently, a friend's mother received a few emails from someone with a Gmail address. The emails were sent to my friend's mother as well at least a hundred of her professional colleagues. The problem is that the emails included a (faked) pornographic image that is supposed to be of my friend's mom. What steps should my friend's mother take to do something about this? [more inside]
I’ve just been offered a product design position at a local software company, and tomorrow I’ll be negotiating the terms of my employment. I’d very much like to have the option of taking on small freelance jobs and remunerative personal projects outside of work, but the default employee agreement states that all intellectual property I produce belongs to my employer, including that developed outside of normal working hours. Is there any way I can take this job and keep my freedom? [more inside]
Who are the most well known academics in the field of intellectual property, and especially copyright law? Especially academics active in the last 5-10 years? The more radical, the better. [more inside]
I am a research student who may have inadvertently invented something commercializable. What do I do now? [more inside]
I just bought a Swann system, the DVR9-4200 with PRO-642 cameras. I've been extremely disappointed with both the image quality and the system reliability, so it's going back. [more inside]
I want to create a legal document declaring in robust legalese that all of my intellectual property (except works specifically noted) shall enter the public domain upon my death and a website to host (or link to p2p copies of) archives of those works. I want the legal documents to make it easy for other people to use or adapt for themselves and ideally for the site to act as a host or tracker for them to post to. I'm seeking legal and technical advice as well as general input in order to make this happen. [more inside]
It's fund drive time, and I have been a contributor and a host promoting fund drives for public and community radio. But a common complaint I hear from people is public radio encourages them to do their part, meaning contribute. The promise is the sooner you do, the sooner the drive will end. [more inside]
I have 6 websites on the same server with the same IP and the same server configuration, yet I can see just four of them via the address bar; two I can only see if I use a proxy server to browse to them. I have tried flushing the IP, to no avail - is there something else I can do myself, or should I file a ticket with my semi-helpful webhost because this is a server problem?
What identifying info does your laptop send? [more inside]
Rookie question perhaps... What more wires in a CAT5 cable other than TX+ TX- RX+ RX- does a standard IP phone use? I ask because I had one cable run where the PC had 100% connectivity, but when I plugged in an IP phone to the same run, it would not receive an IP (PC was DHCP as well but it shouldn't matter) and resolve to the network. I finally re-punched the wall plate and patch panel and it worked like a charm. I have been combing the web for an answer on this, and the best I found that the phone may require additional wires in the cable if it is PoE, which this particular run is not Powered. Head scratcher for me...maybe someone out there has an answer! Thank you :)
I was just wondering if you come up with an idea for a social media type site, how do you go about protecting the idea as your own? Is there some sort of intellectual property or something you can get on it? [more inside]
Some TV shows (and movies, and novels) go out of their way to avoid mentioning real-life brands. This video shows countless mentions of faux social networks: Friendbranch, Facefinder, Friendnet, etc etc, rather than Facebook. But others freely portray real-life companies when they want to. How come? [more inside]
Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
I need some help on networking and ip addresses. I'm working on a project that uses a RN-XV Wifly module to connect to a home's wifi network. To use the device you will have a GUI that on the back-end telnets to the Wifly module and sends a serial string of commands. So if the Wifly address is 10.1.0.17, it would send: [more inside]
You don't need permission to dress up as a copyrighted character, but do you need permission to write about it?
My novel involves a costume party with some guests dressed as recognizable characters from films, TV, etc. I'm clearly not trying to claim them as my own and it's just all Halloween costumes, but am I asking to get sued? [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a headset to buy to use with my Cisco IP Phone 7960 series, ideally over-the-ear (not over-the-head) and around $50 or less. [more inside]
Mother in law can't listen to her AM radio in the retirement community... and my life is a living hell as a result...
Mother-in-law loves AM radio...but... her new home in a retirement community is a mish-mash of fluorescent lights and steel beams so she only gets static on her trusty AM radio... I need a solution - perhaps a simple IP radio? Details after the jump... [more inside]
Does anyone know how to access a Synology (or other) NAS remotely -- esp. if they seem to be behind multiple routers in a big network? [more inside]
How can I choose what IP address on a remote Linux server I pass through when I SSH tunnel that server? [more inside]
Please help me design a method for using an old iPhone to make and receive calls on my current AT&T wireless number by WiFi, preferably for free. Ideally, I would like to have this old iPhone (without service), sitting on my desk, ringing when calls come into my current AT&T number, and when I make outgoing calls via Wifi, the caller ID shows my current number. The reason is primarily that AT&T coverage is horrible inside my house, so the ability to do this by wifi at home would be great. But I hate the confusion created when you make outgoing calls and the number is different. I can think of very convoluted ways to do it, so I'm asking you smarties if you have a better way.
Please help me find resources that explain the terms of "ownership" in patents on improved seeds and plant materials.
I have a question about patents in relationship to "improved" seeds and plant materials (my knowledge of IP law and plant breeding is pretty limited). I'm trying to understand more precisely the terms of ownership of these agreements. For example, I understand there are reach-through provisions that exclude materials from being used for purposes other than research. I also understand that many biotech firms are not interested in plant materials that contain technologies not already part of their IP portfolios. Please direct me to resources that will help me understand the terms of ownership -- how "property," in this case is information, is made explicit with these agreements.
Rational design of drugs - patentable? [more inside]
IP question for associate*: 2 person office, once larger and set up with a server and bunch of static IP addresses. The server is no longer being used. Company website is hosted off site. Is there any reason to have these static IP addresses? Connected with email in any way? .....*"IP" in my case stands for Ignorant Person... ie. I never have understood what IP addresses are all about and how it works with regard to a company. Hence my question. [more inside]
For the love of God how do I get my foscam ip camera to work over the internet via my airport extreme? [more inside]
Larry the cable-and-ethernet guy? How did he figure out my home's ethernet topology? [more inside]
I want to learn about IP and Network integration for home theater/home automation. Cedia looks like they have exactly what I'm looking for...but not until September. I'm reasonably computer-savvy and a fast learner, so my first choice would be a fast-paced crash course, starting right-the-heck now. In order of preference: Live in-person class(es), interactive learning website or software, book, non-interactive website. Also, location in the Northeast US is optimal but not required. Thanks!
How to view geo specific web content from anywhere in the country? [more inside]
Help me to remember a website that has an excellent internet connection/protocol tester. [more inside]
Looking for a dystopian short story that made the rounds around half a year ago about intellectual property. It was (I believe) a father and daughter who go through emails and have to make micropayments for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, etc. Any thoughts? I may have seen it on MeFi or Boing Boing, and my google-fu is failing me.
I have a profile hosted by a social media site that I would like to customize with a personal domain. The directions involve me changing my domain's A record to a certain IP, but my IT guy says that doing so will screw up the other domains that are hosted in my family's all-inclusive account. Why? [more inside]
I need to setup a internal static IP for my computer at home where I'm running Autodesk Smoke on Mac. We currently have terrible wireless by AT&T running from a motorola ngv510 DSL modem/router. Please help? I tried "just figuring it out" and managed to kill the house's internet for over an hour tonight. Anyone have any experience with this?
Looking for a hardware approach to remote management, that I can stick on a computer and control everything from the BIOS to any OS I please. [more inside]
Need help with accessing a Pennsylvania court docket search from overseas. I'm in Doha, Qatar, and for some reason can't access this link here to search for court dockets in Pennsylvania - I can access the rest of the site though. I haven't been able to find a proxy IP that seems to work here, which seems like a possible solution... any suggestions on getting through?
What patents does Microsoft own related to Android and where did those patents originate? [more inside]
How can I set URL forwarding to get a second domain name to point to a subpage of my Drupal site? [more inside]
Internet ID filter: When i visit a site, then close my browser, then reopen it, and then visit the same site -- does the site see the same IP address for me as before? [more inside]
How do I determine the range of possible addresses that my ISP might assign me? [more inside]
Is the way I'm using Creative Commons-licensed material kosher? If it is, are there any special considerations or pitfalls I should know about? I thought my plans were sound but now I would like a second opinion. [more inside]
Is it possible to create legal online service live-streaming over-the-air TV channels in US? [more inside]
How accurate are the IP locations in Gmail's Activity Information tables? My account says it was accessed in the state next to where I live (according to the IP). Internet tubes thing or did someone else access my account?
Using Apple timemachine as wifi and backup. Changed IP, can't get timemachine to wifi it. Help? [more inside]
How do I explain IP addresses to non-technical people? [more inside]
What, if anything, can I do with an email sent from my stolen iPad? [more inside]
Magical Airport Extreme Base Station IP problem [more inside]
What's the easiest/cheapest way to set up a home surveillance camera that will notify me and stream video for remote viewing/recording if somebody enters my home while I'm gone?
What is the easiest, cheapest, most effective way for me to set up a single motion-triggered surveillance camera at home to verify whether I have a creepy situation going on while I'm gone? If triggered, I want it to alert me remotely, stream video for remote live viewing, and ideally record to the cloud rather than locally for later viewing. I'd like an easy web/desktop interface to control it all. Have you tried one of those kits from X10 for this and did it work well for you? [more inside]
How do I refresh someone else's IP? I can't load a specific site I usually access every day when I am connected to my home ISP, although I can get to the site when I'm at work and on my smartphone. Absolutely NONE of my browsers can load the site, even those which I've never uised to visit the site before. When I contacted my ISP tonight, the tech said that he could access the same site from his computer, so it doesn't appear to be a DNS issue there. I have no problems loading any other sites on my browsers. What gives? [more inside]
Intellectual Property (IP) disclosure: Alternatives to NDA? [more inside]