I just thought I would share something that validates my argument on why you need to have a fundamental understanding in today’s world in regards to the issue of “trolling.” If you’re an entrepreneur of any stripe willful ignorance on this issue in my opinion is akin to willful negligence.
I was alerted after my posting of the following litigation taking place right now involving Foursquare. Although I personally have had no dealing with them or ever used their service, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t pay attention to what is taking place.
If you’re serious about entrepreneurship and business in general these are issues you must pay attention to. They might have nothing to do with you now, or it might seem like it’s an issue you would never need to worry about. But that doesn’t mean it gives you absolution that it won’t. As I stated many times ignorance will not be a defense.
There are many sites currently covering this story so I don’t want to link to any particular one. You have your own trusted resources. But if you don’t know where to look just type into any search engine: Trolling Foursquare Patent Suit GPS. That will give you a multitude of sources to pick from.
© 2012 Mark St.Cyr