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German court case confirms validity of the LGPL

http://www.h-online.com

Buhl Data Service GmbH has agreed to pay €15,000 to adhoc dataservice GmbH for using its LGPL-licensed FreeadhocUDF open source library in his business software without observing the LGPL's licensing terms.

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European Parliament To Exclude Free Software With FRAND

http://yro.slashdot.org

The European Parliament is on the verge of adopting a directive reforming standards, reform which would introduce FRAND patent licensing terms, an undefined term which has been seen as a direct attack on the fundamental principles of Free and Open Source software. The Business Software Alliance has been very active trying to get FRAND terms into the directive.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

https://www.eff.org

Australians and New Zealanders will be expected to conform our laws with US copyright laws, yet we don't get to vote in US elections. The American Revolution was fought over this very same principle!

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We Have Every Right to Be Furious About ACTA

https://www.eff.org

"That is why today, as I release this report for which I was in charge, I want to send a strong signal and alert the public opinion about this unacceptable situation. I will not take part in this masquerade."

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EU signs ACTA, global internet censorship treaty

http://www.blacklistednews.com

If that wasn't bad enough, here are two more repressive acronyms that are about to get foisted upon the Free Internet

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The Internet Spoke and, Finally, Congress Listened!

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This is great news, and it is a direct result of this week's mass protests. Together, we reminded the U.S. Congress who it works for. EFF alone helped users send more than 1,000,000 emails to Congress, and countless more came from other organizations.

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Father of the web says US copyright law violates human rights

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Tim Berners-Lee says US government plan to censor the internet violates human rights.

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Wikipedia to go dark on 18 January

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In what it calls "an unprecedented decision" by the community, the non-profit organisation confirmed that it will blackout the English version of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia for 24 hours on Wednesday 18 January 2012 from 05:00 GMT.

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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

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Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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US Can Extradite UK Student For Copyright Infringement

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UK student to be extradited to the lawless madhouse of Soviet America for doing what is perfectly legal in Britain. How safe is anyone from the profit-crazed moguls of Hollywood?

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Spain’s Ley Sinde: New Revelations of U.S. Coercion

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US international bully-boy uses threats of trade savagery to force unconstitutional copyright legislation on reluctant Spanish internet!

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FSFE calls for an amendment of Slovak Copyright Act

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Free Software Foundation Europe calls for an amendment of the Slovak Copyright Act that would eventually enable Free Software and Creative Commons licenses for Slovak citizens.

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New Year's Resolution: Full Disk Encryption on Every Computer You Own

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It's time all of us made a commitment to this basic data security. With full disk encryption all data is protected by default and prying officials at least have to jump through legal hoops before they can start casually thumbing through all your private data.

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Save the internet and boycott these companies

http://endthelie.com

I encourage everyone to not only boycott these companies but flood them with letters, e-mails and phone calls telling them why exactly you are boycotting them.

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ACTA Adopted By EU Governments, Now in EU Parliament's Hands

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The ratification process in the Parliament is already characterized by the absence of transparency. The EU Parliament has refused to publish its legal services' full opinion on ACTA, saying that it would “seriously interfere with the complex ratification process”.

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