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ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has launched a campaign to raise money from its members to hire lobbyists to protect them against the dangers of "Copyleft."

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'GPL Compatible' T-Shirts and Accessories

http://www.tildehash.com

'GPL Compatible' T-Shirts and Accessories - strong Copyleft licensed Free Software, this design is a reference to that.

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Free Art License

http://basekamp.com

«Free Art Licence (or FAL) is a contract that applies the “copyleft” concept to artistic creation of all kinds, without formal or aesthetic discrimination of any kind. If you or your artworld call it art, you can protect it under FAL by making it free.

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Free, a growing phenomenon

http://www.transactiv-exe.org

"Within the framework of the author’s copyright that protects literary and artistic works, a growing number of authors choose to make their works available to the public with contracts of a very specific type called free licences. These licences allow anyone to distribute or perform copies of the work.

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A Review: Ben NanoNote Gets Small with Embedded Linux and Copyleft Hardware

http://www.linux.com

Qi Hardware is now shipping its first "copyleft hardware" device, the ultra-portable Ben NanoNote. The palm-sized notebook is designed to be a hackable hardware platform for Linux developers, akin to what the Arduino board is for electronics projects.

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FSFE Fellowship interview with David Reyes Samblas Martinez

http://blogs.fsfe.org

David Reyes Samblas Martinez is the founder of Spanish Copyleft Hardware store Tuxbrain, and attended the famous Open University of Catalunya. He’s also the subject of this month’s Fellowship interview, in which he answers questions on hardware manufacturing, e-learning and Free Software politics.

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Guest post: 2010 - Threats to copyleft

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org

Combining freedoms and copyleft in the Gnu GPL license (invented by Richard Stallman) was the cornerstone of free software. This is now questioned due to the proliferation of incompatible copyleft licenses.

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Why I don’t like “Non-Commercial” licenses

http://blog.ninapaley.com

"Want to know why I use a Share Alike license instead of one of those pernicious “Non-Commercial” licenses? This fine article explains all. Aw heck, I’m just gonna republish the whole thing here, since it’s free..."

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Paris Court of Appeals condemns Edu4 for violating the GNU General Public License

http://fsffrance.org

"PARIS, France -- Tuesday, September 22, 2009 -- In a landmark ruling that will set legal precedent, the Paris Court of Appeals decided last week that the company Edu4 violated the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) when it distributed binary copies of the remote desktop access software VNC but denied users access to its corresponding source code.

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Free Software Foundation files objection to Google Book Search settlement

http://www.fsf.org

"BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, September 8, 2009 -- Today the Free Software Foundation (FSF) filed an objection in court to the proposed Google Book Search settlement (The Authors Guild, Inc., et al. v. Google Inc.).

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How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

http://www.gnu.org

RMS: Thus, the Pirate Party's proposal would give proprietary software developers the use of GPL-covered source code after 5 years, but it would not give free software developers the use of proprietary source code, not after 5 years or even 50 years. The Free World would get the bad, but not the good.

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Thomas Lord, on Why We Need Free Network Services, and not just Copyleft

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net

"...Copyleft is not enough. Free software web services must technologically resist needless centralization of services..."

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Copyleft and the War on Sharing

http://ctfilmfest.bside.com

"FSF's John Sullivan will talk about copyleft, copyright, the War on Sharing, and the GNU/Linux free software operating system at the Connecticut Film Festival." -- via Copyleft and the War on Sharing - Free Software Foundation

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The War on Sharing: Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

http://torrentfreak.com

"In one of RIAA’s high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology..."

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Remixtures: an introduction for English-speaking readers

http://remixtures.com

"...I started Remixtures in the beginning of October 2006, a few months after I finished my master’s thesis about online activism and the (re)appropriation of technology for social goals.

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