Monthly Archives: July 2012
Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman is stepping down to become a special advisor for the domain-name firm.
“I have reached a juncture in my life when I would like to spend more time with my family,” Adelman said in a press release outlining the move.
Scott Wagner, an executive at KKR, has been named interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent successor to Adelman, who has been with Go Daddy since 2002. KKR, along with Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures, bought Go Daddy last year. The deal was believed to be worth $2.25 billion.
Go Daddy, known for its envelope-pushing Super Bowl ads, recently launched an ad campaign for the Olympics that slightly toned do…
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A minor firestorm has hit the techblogosphere over the past several days regarding the removal of a Mitt Romney campaign ad on YouTube that contained a short clip of President Obama singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” (while at a campaign stop at the Apollo Theater in Harlem). Commentators used this as an occasion to blast an aspect of DMCA 512, the U.S. law that provides for “notice and takedown.” The knee-jerk reactions to this incident have been wrong-headed and a little bit depressing.
The law says that if a copyright owner sends a proper notice to a site operator (in this case Google for YouTube) about an unauthorized content item, then the operator may take the item down to avoid liability. The law enables the operator to provide counternotice but stipulates that the operator must wait 10 days after issuing the counternotice for a reply period before it can…
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A judge sided with Apple (s aapl) on Friday, saying she would not provide detailed instructions to a jury about how to interpret patent drawings that lay out claims to the iPad and iPhone. Instead, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said it would be up to the jurors to use “the eye of an ordinary observer” to decide if Korean phone maker Samsung copied the drawings.
The ruling represents one of the final skirmishes before a closely-watched trial set to kick off Monday in San Jose near Apple’s headquarters. The California trial is the biggest showdown yet in a global struggle in which Apple is carpet-bombing Samsung with intellectual property claims in the hopes of removing Samsung products from store shelves and forcing it to pay massive damages.
The decision that the drawings can “speak for themselves” is significant because it means the judge will not, as Samsung had hoped…
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