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Newspaper Chain’s New Business Plan: Copyright Suits

http://www.wired.com

These trolls are threatening the future of all aggregation sites. Every article will have to be checked before posting to insure that they don't secretly hold a copyright.

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Software Freedom Law Center to Open India Branch

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

The Software Freedom Law Center plans to create a new branch in New Dehli India to further expand their coverage of FLOSS and legal defense of free software. Mishi Choudhary will oversee the SFLC's New Dehli office.

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Mozilla Avoids MPEG-LA’s Latest Poison Pill and Rejects Patents Just Like Samba Does

http://techrights.org

Mozilla maintains its anti-patents stance and Red Hat could take a lesson from Mozilla

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A Bird's Eye View of the HTC/Nokia/Apple Patent Litigations

http://www.groklaw.net

I don't know about you, but I've found it hard to follow the various patent lawsuits involving Apple, Nokia and HTC. First there are so many cases filed all over the place, it's hard to understand the big picture. And I kept asking myself what it was all about. I mean, what's it all about really?

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Righthaven's Brand of Copyright Trolling

http://www.eff.org

Righthaven is going after bloggers using text news stories for comment or discussion.

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Could this Lawsuit Undermine the GNU GPL?

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

As I've noted before, it's pretty well established that the GNU GPL stands up in the courts: gone are the days when detractors of copyleft could claim it would “never work”. But the GPL is still under attack, only in more subtle ways, so the open source world can't just sit back and relax.

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Glibc finally free software

http://www.h-online.com

Code from 1985 under an old Sun licence and included in glibc has been re-licensed by Oracle America under a BSD licence

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GNU/Linux - finally it's Free software

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

Some ancient source code given away freely by Sun in 1984 turned out to have a non-Free-software licence all these years, upsetting the licensing purity of glibc and everything built with it.

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How You Can Help Patent Attorneys Help Free Software

http://www.groklaw.net

I would like everyone to watch tridge's talk [.ogv] [mp3] on patents and how engineers can interact efficiently with patent lawyers, to get your knowledge across to them. More formats are linked from End Software Patents, if you prefer audio only.

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HTC, Greens, and EFF Go After Apple

http://techrights.org

A look at HTC's counterclaim, filed after Apple sued Linux via HTC/Android; Apple refuses to have its phones tested for environmental impact; EFF goes hard on Apple for what it calls "traitorware" (iOS)

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Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

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Oracle vs Google: Triple Damage

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Oracle – the gigantic database corporation that up swallowed Sun Microsystems – has made a wide-ranging patent and copyright infringement complaint (pdf) against the mighty Google Inc. that may or may not indicate that the world will soon end.

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Google vows to fight Oracle lawsuit as Java creator speaks out

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Google has vowed to fight Oracle's patent lawsuit over use of Java patents in Android, claiming that Android's Dalvik implementation is not covered. Meanwhile, Java creator James Gosling blogs that neither side in the lawsuit is without blame, but calls the suit a victory for "ego, money and power" at the expense of open software development.

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Medieval Copy Protection

http://gotmedieval.blogspot.com

Sometimes people come to me and ask, "How did medieval filmmakers protect their DVDs from piracy?" And I tell them that since so few households had DVD players during the thousand or so years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance that it really never became much of an issue.

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Oracle vs. Google over Java in Android is only the start.

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I don't think Oracle suing Google over the use of Java in Android has much to do with Android at all. I think it has everything to do with Oracle monetizing Java anyway it can. That spells big trouble for any company or developer who uses Java...

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