Marketplace Tech

with Ben Johnson

07/06/2017: The meme economy

By now, you've probably seen the video of President Donald Trump beating up a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his face. The whole controversy got us thinking about memes: can someone own a meme? Can it be copyrighted? Corynne McSherry, legal director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, stopped by to break it all down for us. Afterwards, we'll chat with Enigma CEO Hicham Oudghiri about his company's service, which promises to be a powerful tool for accessing and understanding publicly available data sets. 

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Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that’s obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel.