Interoperability

Standards

A standard is a recognized definition or format. In the IT world, standards allow for reliable data exchange and hardware interoperability regardless of the computer vendor, individual programmer, or network provider.

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Questioning Copyright in Standards

This article asks if the systematic collection of data can be protected by copyright.

By: Pamela Samuelson

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John Palfrey and Urs Gasser Discuss the Promise and Perils of Interconnected Systems

John Palfrey and Urs Gasser, both directors with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, recently published their latest book, "Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems.” TAP recently had the opportunity to talk with the authors about interoperability and a few key points their newest collaboration presents.

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Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors

"There should be a concern. The standard-setting process can be used to manipulate the standards to be closer to what one company wants." — Nicholas Economides, Professor of Economics, New York University

Nicholas Economides
Forbes
October 12, 2011