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Stallman Endorses Pirate Party Position on Trademarks, Patent and Copyright Monopolies

http://falkvinge.net

In a welcome gesture on October 16, Dr. Richard Stallman made a public note supporting the Swedish Pirate Party’s position regarding trademarks, patent monopolies, and copyright monopolies.

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What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)?

https://www.eff.org

Australians and New Zealanders will be expected to conform our laws with US copyright laws, yet we don't get to vote in US elections. The American Revolution was fought over this very same principle!

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How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation

https://www.eff.org

Even though the New York Times reported that the White House statement "all but kill[s] current versions of the legislation," the Senate is still poised to bring PIPA to the floor next week, and we can expect SOPA proponents in the House to try to revive the legislation—unless they get the message that these initiatives must stop, now.

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US Can Extradite UK Student For Copyright Infringement

http://www.techdirt.com

UK student to be extradited to the lawless madhouse of Soviet America for doing what is perfectly legal in Britain. How safe is anyone from the profit-crazed moguls of Hollywood?

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Spain’s Ley Sinde: New Revelations of U.S. Coercion

https://www.eff.org

US international bully-boy uses threats of trade savagery to force unconstitutional copyright legislation on reluctant Spanish internet!

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FSFE calls for an amendment of Slovak Copyright Act

https://blogs.fsfe.org

Free Software Foundation Europe calls for an amendment of the Slovak Copyright Act that would eventually enable Free Software and Creative Commons licenses for Slovak citizens.

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U.S. Continues to threaten Internet freedom

http://english.pravda.ru

Incredible - 800,000 signatures in a few days, Congress is dithering and a senator will vote to block the reading of our petition for a few hours! Let's get 1 million - sign the petition...

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EU Court of Justice: Censorship in Name of Copyright Violates Fundamental Rights

https://www.laquadrature.net

The European Court of Justice just rendered a historic decision in the Scarlet Extended case, which is crucial for the future of rights and freedoms on the Internet.

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GPL upheld in Berlin case

http://www.itwire.com

A manufacturer of DSL routers has lost a case against a maker of web-filtering software in a Berlin court. The case revolved around the GNU General Public Licence.

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Will ACTA Be Killed in the EU?

http://www.laquadrature.net

ACTA will lead to a situation where the decision of whether a given content and its use are legal or not is no longer in the hands of a judge, but falls under an automated censorship regime programmed by private parties. As a result, fair use and the right to a fair trial will be crushed.

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Desktop Summit: Copyright assignments [LWN.net]

http://lwn.net

Michael Meeks, Bradley Kuhn and Mark Shuttleworth discussed copyright assignment agreements and copyright licensing agreements at the Desktop Summit in Berlin. GNOME Foundation executive director Karen Sandler moderated the short but revealing discussion. Be sure to also read the insightful comments to the article.

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Spotify is Defective by Design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Our conclusion: Spotify is using DRM to prevent things legally permitted even by overly strict US copyright law, making Spotify defective by design.

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European Parliament Study Confirms ACTA Must Be Rejected

http://www.laquadrature.net

As a result of the copyright lobbies' noxious influence, ACTA still includes a set of measures for stepping up the war on the sharing of culture over the Internet.

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US Proposals For Secret TPP 'Son Of ACTA' Treaty Leaked; Chock Full Of Awful Ideas

http://www.techdirt.com

The USTR has shown what it's learned from the ACTA negotiations: which is that it can absolutely get away with unprecedented levels of secrecy. It has no problem sharing details with industry representatives, but the public and consumers who will be most impacted by the intellectual property rules found in TPP are kept completely away.

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Tell the USTR to reject ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!

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