An Unnecessarily Polarizing Take on Immigration Reform

An unnecessarily polarizing take on immigration reformThe November 1, 2015 Sunday issue of The Oregonian ran my opinion piece¬† “An unnecessarily polarizing take on immigration reform“, which also appears on Oregonlive. Please see additional comments and corrections. Continue reading An Unnecessarily Polarizing Take on Immigration Reform

Why Cover Oregon Website Doesn’t Work

The Oregonian and Oregon citizens are up in arms over the Cover Oregon website, the Oregon health exchange site that’s supposed to be the local solution to the also non-working federal site. The problem here aren’t the terms of the agreement or even Oracle, who normally I have no problem bashing because they compete directly with my own Paradigma Software. Continue reading Why Cover Oregon Website Doesn’t Work

Senator Wyden Suggests OPEN as an Alternative to SOPA/Protect-IP

Ars Technica is reporting on the OPEN Act from Senator Wyden (D-OR) and Darrell Issa (D-CAL) as an alternative to SOPA/Protect-IP. I congratulate Senator Wyden on producing an alternative after several years of thwarting present and previous bills that would have provided greater protections to American intellectual property. OPEN has some very good points, however it also has numerous weaknesses. Continue reading Senator Wyden Suggests OPEN as an Alternative to SOPA/Protect-IP

Senator Wyden Supports Business as Usual Intellectual Property Theft

Silicon Florist is covering how Oregon Senator Wyden has come out against SOPA and PROTECTIP, bills that would update protections ¬†and criminalize intellectual property theft to fill the obvious loopholes with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Silicon Florist gave me the opportunity to rebut Senator Wyden’s stance before, and my request to Senator Wyden to propose alternatives that protect the intellectual property rights of creatives – unfortunately Senator Wyden is fresh out of new ideas. Continue reading Senator Wyden Supports Business as Usual Intellectual Property Theft