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Telstra violating open source licence, claims developer

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Telstra could be about to receive an avalanche of complaints from the global open source software community, after a local developer accused the company over the weekend of violating the terms of the popular GNU General Public License

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Shocking: Did the W3C Sell Out to Microsoft?

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It’s the official HTML5 test that praises IE9's HTML5 features. The W3C has spoken, the IE9 is the best HTML5 browser. But my question is: How credible can the test be, if you discredit it yourself and if you quietly change the results?

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Could Free Software Exist Without Copyright?

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GNU GPL actually *depends* on copyright, an intellectual monopoly, in order to spread intellectual freedom. Moreover, it seems to doom free software into a kind of symbiosis with copyright, forcing it to remain a supporter of that monopoly, since without it, the approach used to make the GPL so powerful would not work.

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VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcement in Apple's App Store

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Rémi Denis-Courmont is one of the primary developers of the VLC media player, which is free software and distributed under the GPL. Earlier this week, he wrote to Apple to complain that his work was being distributed through their App Store, under terms that contradict the GPL's conditions and prohibit users from sharing the program.

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EFF Urges EU Data Protection Authorities to Call for the Repeal of the EU Data Retention Directive

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While the directive itself is limited to the storage of traffic data, Privacy Authorities found that data relating to the contents of communications is also being stored.

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Gemalto files patent infringement lawsuit over Android

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Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Google, HTC, Motorola, and Samsung for use of Gemalto's innovations in the Android operating system, Dalvik virtual machine and associated development tools and products.

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MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

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Home > News > MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”
Oct 21 2010
MPAA Urges Japan to Adopt “Three-Strikes”

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FSFE: Fighting software patents at WIPO

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When we get to explain our views in the plenary, we are after all speaking to 200-300 diplomats and specialist policy makers from around the world. You don’t get many opportunities to explain to such a crowd why software patents are a bad idea, or why patents in software standards must be licensed royalty-free and without restrictions on their use.

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Why You Should Respond to the e-Commerce Consultation

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The European Union is engaging in a major overhaul of Internet law, with the launch of a public consultation on the future of the e-Commerce directive.

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FSFE puts facts against BSA's fictions

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On Friday FSFE sent a letter to the European Commission to support Open Standards and interoperability. In the drawn-out battle to retain at least a weak recommendation for Open Standards in the revised European Interoperability Framework, FSFE has countered a leaked letter by the lobby group Business Software Alliance with its own thorough analysis of the relation between standards and patents.

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Alvaro asks 9 questions to the Commission about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency

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Alexander Alvaro (ALDE) has asked 9 questions about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency, or the access by the INTA committee to the drafts documents. He is also asking about changes to substantive patent law (read software patents here).

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More Countries React To ACTA; Brazil Says ACTA Is Illegitimate

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A Brazilian official said that the agreement was not legitimate, negotiated by a closed group without considering all of the issues at play.

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EU to push patent-free eGovernment

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The European Union is on the cusp of writing public procurement rules which favour patent- and royalty-free technologies, according to software giants who argue that the rules echo Chinese public procurement laws.

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FSFE’s statement on the relation between standards and patents at WIPO SCP/15

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Software standards must be implementable in any software or business model, including those based on Free Software. When patents are included in software standards, they need to be licensed in a manner that doesn’t restrict their implementation in any way. Besides the absence of any other restriction, that means royalty-free licensing to any party implementing the standard.

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"Final" Version of ACTA Must be Rejected as a Whole

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By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves.

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