This just in…Lawyers out of control!

With all due respect to my brother-in-law, I hate lawyers. Because of shoddy patent laws, EOLAS was able to sue Microsoft into believing that rich media is illegal in their browser, and now a company which makes anti-pirating software is suing a doctoral student for posting a paper in which he says it can be circumvented by hitting your SHIFT key!

Luckily, that lawsuit seems to have been dropped…but still. Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful place if we had to settle our differences like civilized human beings?

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.