Episode

2/4 Julie Samuels: Majority Report Under Threat? & Bob Edgar The Filibuster Fail

February 4, 2013

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Julie Samuels explained how patent trolls work, why podcasts are threatened by the troll business, how patent rules don’t reflect technological changes and the best ways to protect businesses from trolls.

The President and CEO of Common Cause, Bob Edgar, explained ALEC’s attempt to establish itself as a charity and why he is so disappointed in the Senate’s filibuster reform agreement.

On The Better Half: New York politicians threaten to cut funding for Brooklyn College for holding an event on the BDS movement, lots of Harvard students cheat, Maine Governor Paul Lapage does not want kids reading newspapers and your IMs.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread!

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