Greetings…Kim Gordon here, your co-host from the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Business Hour every Sunday at 10 a.m. on 107.7 The Bronc and www.1077TheBronc.com. This week’s discussion revolved around the Federal Communications Commission’s initiative to modify their privacy-access regulations that will loosen restrictions on broadband service providers, how Europe’s ban on animal-testing was founded on business law conflicts rather than humanitarian causes, inquiries into the place of speech classes in the context of small universities’ business curriculum, and U.S. courts posting legislations that prevent companies to sue over “petty” patents.
Cyberland has always been the websites’ domain, to obtain, record, and use activity by the host, but broadband service providers are now chiming in with their opinions by saying that access to privacy should be a right their services have in that territory as well. Due separate legal classifications that define websites versus service providers distinctly, the rights to the access of privacy have differed between the two until very recently. Service providers have required “opt-in” features to access particular types of data, while websites are only restricted up to their personalized privacy agreements. Soon enough, they will be able to take note of health data, social security information, etc. and use it for marketing purposes, as well as disclosures to the government. If service providers can make such a good profit selling my information, I am almost attempted to sell it off myself. If that isn’t entrepreneurial, I do not know what is.
Europe’s ban of animal testing for cosmetic products was not grounded in humanitarian causes, though they did elevate its prioritization. More satisfyingly, because the DNA existing between humans and animals have significant differences, this has caused national regulations regarding labeling to produce inaccuracies in the detailing intended effects and side-effects of various products. This is a legal issue that conflicts with the scientific procedure of animal testing, as well as one that impacts businesses and their level of compliance.
Speech classes teach effective communication skills necessary to a person’s self-confidence and interpersonal strategies, as well as composing a framework around an idea. This is accomplished by formulating a curriculum that develops delivery. It was debated amongst the MIDJersey crew whether or not more speech classes should be required for business students. Currently there are free elective slots that can be used for additional varieties of speech classes, if an individual desires, and the business school formats each class to integrate significant components of speech that teaches effective communication within an information-specific and technical context. We carry this development of our delivery with us through the remaining courses we take, thus making speech not a separate functional course, but one which is built upon through every subject and activity pursued by design.
The U.S. court system is backed up with an increasing proliferation of lawsuits over patents. Large businesses are making habits out of obtaining patents for miniscule features, for the sole purpose of gaining the ability to sue other companies for implementing remote versions of them. Companies might as well build departments dedicated to this type of revenue stream. Because it hinders progress in smaller companies, and is a method of forming monopolies on rising technologies, the courts are now instituting filters for patent lawsuits, thus clearing the drain.
If you like our blog, then you’ll love the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Business Hour. Tune in every Sunday at 10 a.m. on 107.7 The Bronc, online at www.1077TheBronc.com and via our free Android and iOS apps. If you’d like to be a guest on the show please email any of our three student hosts: Kim Gordon, Angel Reyes or Timia Thomas and we’ll be happy to talk about your area of expertise and business.