Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw used to be a litigation attorney at Cravath, Swaine &gMoore, a New York law firm, and is now the online community managergfor eGullet.org and the Director of New Media Studies at thegInternational Culinary Center.

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FCC wasting time and taxpayer money on Comcast

FCC wasting time and taxpayer money on Comcast

I have to wonder if funding a bureaucracy like the FCC, which first must approve a merger like Comcast's and then levies minor fines for minor infractions while making grand claims and paying out bureaucrats' salaries, is taxpayer money well spent.

published June 28, 2012 by

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Can you patent a steak?

Can you patent a steak?

Cows have been around for ages, and nobody ever figured out how to butcher this particular steak. The inventors of this process have effectively made every cow worth more, and deserve a piece of the action.

published June 21, 2012 by

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Why we need software patents, part 2 of 3

Why we need software patents, part 2 of 3

Given that we're progressing toward a society that makes its money through products of the mind not of the factory, our economic health depends on incentivizing our best and brightest to innovate, by making innovation a reliable way to accumulate wealth.

published June 10, 2012 by

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