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  1. Jul 2019
    1. Ares Digital

      This blog post pertains to version 3.0 of Ares Digital, which was unreleased as of 2 July 2019. The system's development, despite the numerical designation, has not been iterative. Each version was essentially created from scratch.

      Former Axanar CTO Terry Mcintosh disputes ownership of Ares Digital as a trademark, and claims to have applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for registration of the name as a trademark. As of 2 July 2019 the trademark does not appear in the USPTO database.

      The original Ares Digital, never fully completed, was created by McIntosh. Version 2.0 was coded by Bill Watters, who has since resigned as CTO. Version 3.0 was created in his spare time by developer Jerry Ablan.

  2. Jul 2016
    1. Amazon.com has started allowing Chinese suppliers to sell direct on the site. This has created a problem with counterfeit products, which can be dangerous.

      This post suggests that counterfeit physical products are one result of failure to protect intellectual property rights on the Internet. (It looks like a good site for arguments supporting intellectual property rights. It has a podcast.)

  3. Jan 2016
    1. was a platinum fob chain simple and chaste in design, properly proclaiming its value by substance alone and not by meretricious ornamentation--as all good things should do.
    1. (the richer tourists at Disney World wear t-shirts printed with the names of famous designers, because designs themselves can be bootlegged easily and with impunity. The only way to make clothing that cannot be legally bootlegged is to print copyrighted and trademarked words on it; once you have taken that step, the clothing itself doesn't really matter, and so a t-shirt is as good as anything else. T-shirts with expensive words on them are now the insignia of the upper class. T-shirts with cheap words, or no words at all, are for the commoners).
  4. Feb 2014