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.
If Facebook wants to buy Instagram, just let it happen.
When I'm stumped by geopolitical challenges and I ask myself "What organization can really get the job done?" my answer is always "The United Nations."
Think the United States government has a chance in hell of beating Google's legal team? Think again.
Why should you pay for your porn instead of downloading it illegally? Because the consequences of doing so could be costly.
Google may have prevailed, but fundamentally it seems reasonable for the owner of Java to expect to profit when others profit from Java.