THE  BUSINESS ESPIONAGE  REPORT
Since 1986
Pretext Attacks – Computer Abuse – Technical Surveillance – Undercover Operations 
The Human Factor

ISSN 1054-4216 (International Standard Serial Number) 
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The Business Espionage Report (TBER)
April 2017 - 3,838 Words

Articles in the April issue include:

BECCA BUSINESS:
“Technical Surveillance is one of the Four Faces of Espionage.
Our research began in 1986 with…

POLITICAL ESPIONAGE IS
a hot topic in the media these days. Political parties and other groups…

 BECCA EUROPE:
By John Kanalis, BECCA Europe Administrator
CIP  - Attacks on critical infrastructure sites are now… 

EVERYDAY ESPIONAGE:
Government offices are primary targets for…

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
Five things academic scientists should know when…

PRETEXT ATTACKS:
Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks…

COMPUTER ABUSE:
“Federal authorities have charged four men, one of whom…

TECHNICAL Surveillance:
“Origin of Wireless Security…

UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS:
These 10 people may be your greatest inside security risks…

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Several Listed…

IMPORTANT RESOURCES:
“A Case Study in Intellectual Property Management and…

QUOTES:
Words of wisdom from many sources…


Protecting Intellectual Property
(From TBER, Vol. 30, no. 11, 6/1/16)

Cows, Calves, and Copyrights
By W.M. Johnson, PhD

Copyright disputes are nothing new. One of the first ones recorded was before
AD 563 and involved Colm Cille, a patron saint of Ireland.
Colm Cille “was born in Gartan, County Donegal, and founded monasteries at Derry,
Swords, Durrow and Kells. He secretly made a copy of a psalter belonging to St Finnian
his old teacher, who, when he discovered what had happened, demanded the return
of the copy.
Their dispute was taken to the High King, who made what is regarded as the world’s
first copyright ruling: ‘to every cow belongs its calf, to every book its copy.’
In anger, Colm Cille raised an army against the king but was defeated.”
(Irish History – From Prehistoric Times to the Present Day, © Parragon Publishing 1999)

Our copyright disputes are waged in the courts these days, with lawyers as weapons.