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Canadians: Please make your voice heard today on copyright law

http://www.fsf.org

"The Canadian government has set up an online public consultation process to revise its copyright policy, running until September 13, 2009. If you live in Canada, now is your chance to take back your copyright law..."

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War on Sharing: RIAA moves to block new FSF court brief

http://www.fsf.org

"Yesterday, while we were publishing our response to the RIAA's recent attack on the merit of organizations who represent the public's interest filing informative briefs in cases that threaten to negatively affect the public's interest, the RIAA was attacking us again.

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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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European Parliament approves 70 year copyright for sound recordings

http://www.afterdawn.com

"A proposal for extending copyright protection for sound recordings in EU member states to 70 years passed the European Parliament today..."

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Say ‘No’ to software patents

http://www.enewslatest.com

"The Indian government is thinking about introducing software patents in the country. But software patents are bad for everyone except large software companies, says V Sasi Kumar..."

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“US copyright law is far too strict” – GNU founder

http://www.russiatoday.com

"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..."

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Supporters of repressive copyright policies

http://news.cnet.com

RMS: « Obama has chosen supporters of repressive copyright policies for important jobs in law enforcement. It looks like he wants to give priority to enforcing unjust laws.

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Richard Stallman in Auckland: On copyright in a networked world

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

"I just came back from Richard Stallman's lecture at the University of Auckland. I was surprised by the amazing interest in his talk, the lecture hall being entirely jam-packed full, people standing along the back and all the way out into the hallway. I was lucky to be there early enough to get one of the last few chairs..."

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PRO-IP Act is dangerous and unnecessary, say industry groups

http://arstechnica.com

Last month, the Copyright Office held a closed-door session on the issue of statutory damages. A small affair, the roundtable was a response to the PRO-IP Act introduced in Congress late last year. In the wake of the meeting, eight public interest and industry groups have published a white paper (PDF) arguing against any changes to the "one work" rule and the increases in statutory damages that would result from such changes.

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UK looks to relax restrictive copyright laws

http://www.linuxworld.com

The U.K. is looking to change copyright laws that make it illegal to copy music for personal use and for libraries to archive material under copyright.

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The Canadian DMCA: What You Can Do

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

With the Canadian version of the DMCA likely to be introduced within the next two weeks, there has a remarkable outpouring of interest from individual Canadians about what they can do to have their concerns heard.

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A new copyright law is coming

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Ottawa copyright circles are buzzing with hints that the government is preparing its new revised copyright bill, and will be tabling it soon, perhaps as early as next week. And the buzz is that the new law will basically be a copy of the controversial U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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