Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Dose of Legal Realism - Early Stage Company Version

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

The New York Times has a story today about a start-up company called Boxee, whose software product permits the user to access multiple Internet video and music sites over a television, creating an alternative to cable or satellite.  The software is free.  As to whether what it is doing is violates anybody's IP rights, the founder, Avner Ronen "said that like many start-ups, Boxee was definitely leaping without looking. 'Don’t assume we have lawyers. That’s expensive,' he said."

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