IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Intellectual Property Right

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December 14, 2010  9:49 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Open source products have emerged as the dominant thyme for some IT development projects due to cost considerations. This rise in alternative IT development can be linked to tensions between creative practices that often involve base acquisitions requiring access to patented and/or copyrighted...

December 10, 2010  10:23 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

In many situations, open source licensing is an essential element enabling open source programs to qualify as open source software. However, there are numerous variations in the terms and conditions associated with an open software licensing agreement. To reduce misunderstandings that can lead to...


December 7, 2010  7:05 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Primary open source software development conventions are ‘peer production’ by bartering and collaboration based on mutual interest in root materials (such as...


December 3, 2010  12:52 PM

Open Source Hardware and Software Licensing – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Consumer, Copyright, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA, Domain, Intellectual Property Right, IPR, Licensing, Open Source, Open Source Hardware, Open Source Software, OSH, OSI, OSS, Peer Production, Source Code

Simplistically, open source software “refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. Open source software is usually developed as a public...


June 9, 2009  9:33 PM

Digital Rights Management – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
DRM, IAP, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Intellectual Property Right, Internet, Internet Governance, IPR, ISG, Trust Management, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO

IPR protection requirements shape complex and challenging management issues. Audio and visual material protection is especially problematic due to the existence of the various known vulnerabilities, and...


June 5, 2009  8:40 PM

Digital Rights Management – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
DRM, IAP, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Intellectual Property Right, Internet, Internet Governance, IPR, ISG, Trust Management, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO

DRM software is generally considered an access control technology deployed to limit unauthorized usage. However, arguably, a technology cannot in principle, know what legal restrictions and rights apply in...


June 2, 2009  3:44 PM

Digital Rights Management – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
IAP, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Intellectual Property Right, Internet, Internet Governance, IPR, ISG, Trust Management, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, WTO

Intellectual property protection has ushered in an era of technological solutions that attempt to prevent asserted rights infringement. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be considered a response to legal requirements which criminalize the...


May 29, 2009  7:40 PM

Digital Rights Management – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
IAP, Information Asset Protection, Information Security Governance, Intellectual Property Right, Internet, Internet Governance, IPR, ISG, Trust Management

Intellectual property right (IPR) issues affect Information Security Governance as well as Internet Governance deployments through a direct impact on '


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