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EFF Sues The Gov't, Demands Proof of Need For Communication Backdoors

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So the EFF made a simple request: prove it... However, the US government apparently ignored the request, leading the EFF to sue the government over its failure to respond to the request.

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U.S. Government Seizes 82 Websites: Draconian Future

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If the United States government increases interference in critical DNS infrastructure to police alleged copyright infringement, it is very likely that a large percentage of the Internet will shift to alternative DNS mechanisms that are located outside the US.

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Eye on Patents: Broken System as Shown by New Evidence

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Additional signs of a dysfunctional system which grants and manages patents too poorly
We lack the time to cover all the patent stories which seem to matter, so here is just a list of links.

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Intellectual Ventures and Other Microsoft-affiliated Groups Are Poisoning Linux With Patents

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New examples of patent trolls and patent boosters (possibly even lobbyists) putting a form of patent tax on the de facto universal platform which is free Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures, which is funded and made with Microsoft’s investments (Myhrvold is Microsoft’s former CTO), is expanding the pyramid scheme by signing a patent deal with HTC. The Register says:

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The Elliott Associates $$ Agreements Behind the Novell-Attachmate Merger

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Elliott Associates has filed with the SEC its own required filing, a 13D/A with all the financing documents behind the Novell acquisition by Attachmate. It says it amends a February 12, 2010 13D, which shows Elliott through its various tentacles beginning to buy Novell stock on the open market in January. First, who are all the Elliott entities?

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The Elliott Associates $$ Agreements Behind the Novell-Attachmate Merger

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Elliott Associates has filed with the SEC its own required filing, a 13D/A with all the financing documents behind the Novell acquisition by Attachmate. It says it amends a February 12, 2010 13D, which shows Elliott through its various tentacles beginning to buy Novell stock on the open market in January. First, who are all the Elliott entities?

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European Parliament on its Way to Accept ACTA?

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"This vote is a terrible blow to EU citizens. It shows that the conservatives and some of their allies can get the Parliament to vote in favor of ACTA."

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HP Reserves Its Rights in SCO Bankruptcy - Mentions Litigation Resolved in 2003

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HP has now joined the growing group of companies reserving its rights in the SCO bankrupty regarding SCO's Notice of Cure Amounts in connection with SCO's hoped-for sale of its assets. But its reason is different: it can't find all the contracts SCO says it has with HP, and neither can SCO.

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HP Reserves Its Rights in SCO Bankruptcy - Mentions Litigation Resolved in 2003

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HP has now joined the growing group of companies reserving its rights in the SCO bankrupty regarding SCO's Notice of Cure Amounts in connection with SCO's hoped-for sale of its assets. But its reason is different: it can't find all the contracts SCO says it has with HP, and neither can SCO.

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Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill

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It's too early to say for sure, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden could very well go down in the history books as the man who saved the Internet.

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MPAA Boss Defends Censorships With Blatantly False Claims

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"They're called rogue sites, and they exist for one purpose only: to make a profit using the Internet to distribute the stolen and counterfeited goods and ideas of others."

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La Quadrature at the EU Net Neutrality Summit

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Today, Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson of La Quadrature du Net, participates in the Net neutrality summit co-organized by the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Podcast: Software Freedom Law Show

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An informative and entertaining series by the Software Freedom Law Center. Hosted by Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler. Has been running since November 2008. Available in .ogg and .mp3.

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India The Latest To Think About Kicking People Off The Internet

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They also support preventative detention of potential pirates -- a ridiculous idea that has been put in practice in some areas of India already -- and which the US entertainment industry has encouraged.

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Professor Ed Felten Becomes the FTC's First Chief Technologist

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With Felten on board, the FTC is uniquely positioned to deal with the myriad issues from the Roundtables in ways that protect consumer privacy without hampering innovation.

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