Great post by Cory Doctorow on the copyfight, battles at WIPO, and the future fight over ACTA.Read more »
NOW that ACTA drafts are out there for people to read and assess, we know for a fact that patents too are included. Digital Majority took a look and highlighted the required proof.Read more »
"American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking. The interview is available in Ogg Theora format..."Read more »
As certain large nations approach bankruptcy, will so-called "IP"; become the next battleground?Read more »
Video about copyright extension and suggestion that the unspeakable ACTA might be illegalRead more »
I just heard about the proposed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) over at Free Software Daily and from the Free Software Foundation.Read more »
One of the things that has amazed me recently is the power of the letter – or, more specifically, the power of the letter when sent to an MP or MEP. Naively, I would have expected a deafening silence from these exalted beings in receipt of my ever so 'umble communications, but by and large they are astonishingly quick to respond, often with personal replies.Read more »
A new global standard for the enforcement of intellectual monopolies is currently being discussed by representatives of the United States, the European Commission, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Korea, Mexico and New Zealand. This new agreement is so important that it must be drawn up in secret, safe from the prying eyes of little people like you and me.Read more »
Nobody knows yet what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will consist of, but the few available indications are so ominous that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign to raise public awareness of the possibilities.Read more »
## In this issue
* It's not the Gates, it's the bars
* Act on ACTA!
* Fight the Canadian DMCA!
* Rhapsody and Naxos go DRM free
* Refusing Digital Monitoring Policies
* 5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G
* autonomo.us activist group to focus on freedom in network services
* identi.ca is autonomo.us
* GNU spotlight with Karl Berry
* Richard Stallman's speaking schedule
* Take action!
ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is a proposed enforcement treaty between United States, the European Community, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and Mexico, with Canada set to join any day now.Read more »
The notorious ACTA is now online. It's a real nasty step for computing.Read more »