Posts Tagged ‘ownership’

Staff Emails Are Not Owned By Firms, UK Judge Rules

November 9th, 2012 11:50 admin View Comments


Qedward writes “A high court judge has ruled that companies do not have a general claim of ownership of the content contained in staff emails. The decision creates a potential legal minefield for the terms of staff contracts and an administrative nightmare for IT teams running email servers, back up and storage. The judge ruled businesses do not have an ‘enforceable proprietary claim’ to staff email content unless that content can be considered to be confidential information belonging to a business, unless business copyright applies to the content, or unless the business has a contractual right of ownership over the content. Justice Edwards-Stuart added it was ‘quite impractical and unrealistic’ to determine that ownership of the content of emails either belongs exclusively to the creator or the recipient of an email.”

Source: Staff Emails Are Not Owned By Firms, UK Judge Rules

Paul Ceglia Arrested and Charged With Fraud Over Facebook Ownership Claims

October 26th, 2012 10:34 admin View Comments


whoever57 writes “The main who claimed ownership of 50% of Facebook has been arrested and charged with fraud in connection with his claims. The United States attorney in Manhattan said, ‘Ceglia’s alleged conduct not only constitutes a massive fraud attempt, but also an attempted corruption of our legal system through the manufacture of false evidence,” “Dressing up a fraud as a lawsuit does not immunize you from prosecution.’”

Source: Paul Ceglia Arrested and Charged With Fraud Over Facebook Ownership Claims

Virgin Galactic’s Quiet News: Virgin Now Owns The SpaceShip Company

October 6th, 2012 10:04 admin View Comments


RocketAcademy writes “While all eyes were focused on SpaceX, which is preparing for another launch to the International Space Station, Virgin Galactic quietly put out a press release. Virgin Galactic has acquired full ownership of The SpaceShip Company, which will build production versions of SpaceShip Two. Ownership was previously shared with Scaled Composites, which built SpaceShip One and is building the SpaceShip Two prototype. There have been rumors of strained relations between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites. This news, which was not announced until after the close of business Friday, raises some interesting questions about Virgin’s relationship with Scaled and its plans for the future.”

Source: Virgin Galactic’s Quiet News: Virgin Now Owns The SpaceShip Company

Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning

June 19th, 2012 06:35 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “CNN reports that younger listeners are increasingly opting to stream music rather than own it. If their music is constantly available anywhere on any device, then ‘what’s the difference?,’ ponders the article. The distinction between streaming music and owning music is starting to blur. From the article: ‘But Van Buskirk also suggests another reason for streaming, not acquiring music. It’s liberating. “There is a certain relief with not having to own music. It is a lot of work,” he said. … Porter says the way people own music is transforming. He believes the cloud model is where the state of music is heading, and for many people ownership is not essential. “I think ownership is access, you don’t have to have music on your local hard drive to own it,” he said.’ Will the concept of ownership of music and software fade as cloud based services become the way people expect to access media and software?”

Source: Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning

Amazon Pays No UK Income Tax, Under Investigation

April 6th, 2012 04:12 admin View Comments


New submitter artciousc writes with news that Amazon is dodging taxes in the UK. From the article: “Regulatory filings by parent company with the U.S. securities and exchange commission show the tax inquiry into the UK operation, which sells nearly one in four books sold in Britain, focuses on a period when ownership of the British business was transferred to a Luxembourg company.” Clever trick there: “The UK operation avoids tax as the ownership of the main business was transferred to a Luxembourg company in 2006. The UK business is now owned by Amazon EU Sarl and the UK operation is classed only as an ‘order fulfilment’ business.” The HMRC is investigating the legality.

Source: Amazon Pays No UK Income Tax, Under Investigation

How To Manage A Google+ Page As A Team

December 21st, 2011 12:30 admin View Comments

newgoogleplusicon150.pngThis week, Google+ enabled up to 50 people to manage Google+ brand pages. Pages were a long-awaited feature after launch, but they only allowed individual administrators when they arrived. Since brand pages are how organizations manage their presence on Google+, many page owners need to give multiple team members the ability to edit and moderate.

Yesterday’s update not only allows a large team to control the page, it allows ownership of the page to be transferred. So if one person created your page but someone else needs to be in charge of it, the creator can transfer that power. The Google+ interface is a little busy, so here’s a step-by-step guide for how to change managers of a Google+ page.

Managers have all the same powers as owners except for two key things: they can’t delete the page, and they can’t transfer ownership. Otherwise, both owners and managers can add and remove new managers, view the roster of managers (including email addresses), adjust the page’s settings (like notifications), and, most importantly, do page actions like post content and edit circles.

Here’s how to add managers or transfer ownership:

1. On your Google+ page, click the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen and select ‘Google+ Settings’


Note: Google’s new top nav bar is taking a rather long time to roll out. For now, some users will see a ‘Settings’ link on a gray bar instead of the gear on a black bar. Don’t worry, they’re in the same place, and they do the same thing.

2. Select ‘Managers’ from the menu on the left side.

3. Add managers using their email address.

Google points out that email addresses add another layer of security when adding managers, but it also gives people the option of accepting the invitation with a different email address/Google account than the one you selected.


4. To transfer ownership, click the link in the top right corner.


That’s all there is to it. Now you can add anyone on your team who needs the ability to manage your Google+ page.

Add Google+ Your Business to your circles to receive regular tips from Google.

Oh, and don’t forget to encircle ReadWriteWeb on Google+.

Source: How To Manage A Google+ Page As A Team

TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970

December 1st, 2011 12:55 admin View Comments


bs0d3 writes “Almost every year, the estimated number of U.S. households owning TV sets goes up. Until now. This year, for the second time since 1970, TV ownership has gone down; by about 1%. TV ownership among the key adult 18-49 demo also declined even steeper, down 2.7 percent and percentage of homes without a TV is at the highest level since 1975. The reasons behind this appear to be online media content and the recession.”

Source: TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970

Java 7: What’s In It For Developers

August 24th, 2011 08:44 admin View Comments


GMGruman writes “After five years of a torturous political process and now under the new ownership of Oracle, Java SE 7 is finally out (and its initial bugs patched in the Update 1 release). So what does it actually offer? Paul Krill surveys the new capabilities that matter most for Java developers, from dynamic language support to an improved file system.”

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Pew: Adoption Of E-Readers Doubles In 6 Months, Bigger Than Tablets

June 27th, 2011 06:00 admin View Comments

A new Pew research survey of U.S. adults conducted in May, 2011 shows that ownership of electronic readers such as the Amazon Kindle or The Barnes & Noble Nook is now at 12 percent. The ownership of e-readers doubled from six months prior when it was 6 percent.

The adoption of e-readers continues to outpace tablets such as the iPad and Motorola Xoom. Only 8 percent of respondents said they won a tablet, compared to 5 percent six months earlier. So tablet ownership seems to be growing at a slower pace.

However, the line between an e-reader and tablet is beginning to blur. The Color Nook runs on a version of Android (albeit not as fully functional as the latest tablets). And of course, every tablet now has e-book apps from Kindle, Apple, and others.

Three percent of U.S. adults own both a tablet and an e-reader. (You early adopters will buy anything).

Both tablets and e-readers still trail well behind ownership of other digita devices such as MP3 players (44 percent), DVRs (52 percent), laptops (56 percent), desktops (57 percent), and cell phones (83 percent). This is also the first time in this survey that laptop and desktop ownership reached parity.

Source: Pew: Adoption Of E-Readers Doubles In 6 Months, Bigger Than Tablets

How To Write Like Mark Zuckerberg

June 6th, 2011 06:36 admin View Comments


newguy77 found a story talking about the results of a linguistics expert being brought in on the Facebook ownership case. They claim the emails are faked since he uses Apostrophes correctly and opens sentences more casually than the damning emails.

Source: How To Write Like Mark Zuckerberg