The hottest Intellectual Property Substack posts right now

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The Sociology of Business β€’ 432 implied HN points β€’ 02 Oct 23
  1. IP brands focus on monetizing their intellectual property through various means like merchandising, partnerships, and experiences.
  2. IP-focused retail brands position themselves at the intersection of fashion and popular culture, extending their brand beyond just products.
  3. Strategic rules for IP brands include interstitial storytelling, generating anticipation, creating repeatable narrative anchors, building fandom, and leveraging licensing for brand expansion.
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David Friedman’s Substack β€’ 161 implied HN points β€’ 10 Nov 23
  1. Gift economies are systems of exchange based on reciprocity and social obligation without explicit contracts.
  2. Gift economies can take various forms, like providing services without monetary compensation but receiving status or recognition as a reward.
  3. In gift economies, transactions are based on gifts rather than explicit trades, creating a different dynamic of value exchange.
Bold & Open β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 14 Jan 24
  1. Creating unnecessary scarcity by holding tightly to ideas through patents, trademarks, and copyright can limit opportunities and hinder growth.
  2. Embracing piracy and copycats can lead to collaboration and new opportunities for growth by leveraging the attention and ideas they bring.
  3. Focus on making what is naturally scarce in your work the core of your offering, and build around it to create value and sustain your business model.
Fight to Repair β€’ 78 implied HN points β€’ 17 Jul 23
  1. The U.S. House will hold a hearing to explore the concept of 'right to repair'
  2. The hearing will cover various topics including intellectual property issues and potential policy changes
  3. The hearing will feature experts and panelists discussing laws like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and proposed bills like The REPAIR Act
Cosmic Column β€’ 71 implied HN points β€’ 07 Apr 23
  1. Intellectual property is hard to protect and control, making ownership challenging.
  2. Generative AI is making it easier to mass produce ripoffs, threatening traditional intellectual property control.
  3. The rise of generative AI may devalue creativity and challenge the long-term viability of intellectual property as we know it.
Fight to Repair β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jun 23
  1. Recent victories in U.S. push ahead in promoting right to repair laws, surpassing the EU.
  2. Proposed patent rules by the US Patent Office could strengthen corporate power, limiting protections for small businesses and individuals.
  3. The decentralized nature of US legislation allows for quicker implementation of laws, while the EU faces centralized bureaucracy and delays in adopting new rules.
Fight to Repair β€’ 59 implied HN points β€’ 19 Apr 22
  1. UC Berkeley Law School is hosting a symposium on The Emergent Right to Repair over two Fridays.
  2. The symposium will cover policy questions at the heart of the repair debate, such as the impact of restrictions on repair on competition and consumer benefits of open repair markets.
  3. Keynote speakers include Tim Wu and Senator Ron Wyden, discussing technology, competition, and legislation related to the right to repair.
The 21st Century Proletarian β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 04 Nov 22
  1. Question the necessity of traditional industry standards like Pantone and Adobe in the digital age. Consider alternatives and challenge the status quo.
  2. Empower individuals to create their own color systems and liberate design from corporate influence. Encourage innovation and free access to color.
  3. Advocate for a design revolution by rejecting outdated, overpriced software, and working towards a more inclusive and progressive design community.
Do Not Research β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 15 Sep 21
  1. Craft is facing a crisis, with a shift towards individualism and commodification diminishing its original aesthetic and productive value.
  2. Neoliberal market dynamics and platform capitalism have further degraded craft, leading to algorithmic outputs and a focus on short-term gains.
  3. Craft has the potential to reclaim intellectual property, promote material engagement, and build a community-driven future with agency in a post-work world.
ailogblog β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. Illustrating concepts related to generative AI can be challenging due to limitations in the tools available, especially when trying to depict complex ideas about AI and education.
  2. Emerging AI tools like DALL-E are still evolving and face challenges with accuracy, such as generating images with incorrect details like misspelled words or unusual features.
  3. Ethical considerations arise when using AI tools for illustration, especially when involving living artists' work or intellectual property, prompting discussions about appropriation and intellectual property rights.
nic thinks about things β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 22 May 23
  1. Nations fail due to extractive institutions and thrive with inclusive ones - a lesson from Why Nations Fail.
  2. The Captured Economy highlights how entities rig the economic game in their favor through rent-seeking tactics.
  3. Housing issues impact various aspects of life, from jobs to education, with solutions like land value tax and radical market reforms proposed.