Monthly Archives: September 2011

On “A Defense of the German copycat”

Over on his personal blog, my buddy Peter Bihr has come to the defense of that most reviled breed of start-up — the German copycat. And while the whole thing’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, he’s actually right about some of the benefits that so-called “copycats” offer; they are in a position to make marginal changes and […]

Four types of copyright infringement

I recently finished reading the new book by Robert Levine, called Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business can Fight Back. (I’m giving the whole subtitle so that it’s clear what kind of book this was, but I’m not really writing about the book here.) Because of […]