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.

Latest Posts

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.

June 10, 2012 by Steven Shaw

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Why we need software patents, part 1 of 3

The hardware/software distinction is another of those oft-repeated but intellectually nonsensical distinctions that we need to do away with if we are to have an intelligent discussion about software patents.

June 8, 2012 by Steven Shaw

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Wasting time on privacy issues

At the D10 conference, FTC Chairman Leibowitz boasted that the agency bullied Facebook into adopting an opt-in privacy policy. This is a complete waste of time and money.

June 5, 2012 by Steven Shaw

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