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Most Pirated Movie of 2009 ... Makes Heaps of Money

http://www.eff.org

Funny thing is, Star Trek is on course to make more than $100 million in profits.

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MAFIAA (Copyright Cartel) Runs the Country

http://boycottnovell.com

How congressional and presidential debates gets stuffed

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Meeks: Some thoughts on copyright assignment

http://lwn.net

Michael Meeks's posting on copyright assignment is not a quick read, but it's worth the effort; this is a more thorough look at the issue than your editor has seen elsewhere.

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Scarcity vs Abundance: Microsoft and Copyright Cartel vs the World and the People

http://boycottnovell.com

A view on the latest attack on rights and freedom, with well-deserved focus on Microsoft Corporation's role

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European Commission's views on ACTA draft Internet chapter leak

http://www.laquadrature.net

This page is the link to the 7 page EC PDF. Is ACTA even keeping some elements of its horrific agenda secret from the nations it hopes will support its plans?

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Senator Bayh Responds on ACTA

http://www.eff.org

Senator Evan Bayh recently responded to a constituent's concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Sadly, Senator Bayh's letter is troubling and frustrating

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No Cost Too Great for Copyright

http://brendanscott.wordpress.com

Imagine for example, if someone unidentified got off a bus outside some department store, went in, shoplifted and then left. The store, analogously to Sony here, could well send a letter to the bus company complaining about authorising the shoplifting.

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The Distraction of Transparency: an ACTA News Roundup

http://www.eff.org

Senators have begun to express concern over the secrecy and content of ACTA, while the MPAA, RIAA ,,, rush to reassure them that ACTA — will be good for business and that "transparency is a distraction".

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Will secret copyright treaty restrict your digital rights?

http://www.macworld.com

Most Americans expect that their laws are only passed after some period of public debate between Republicans and Democrats or their news-channel proxies. However, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) may be an exception to this rule, and if it is signed, many United States laws concerning the Internet and ownership of data may become substantively different.

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Implications of rejecting "intellectual property"

http://www.libervis.com

I write this to clarify my ideas and illustrate more precisely what happens if we actually reject the idea of intellectual property.

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Creative Commons takes hold in the Middle East

http://www.itp.net

Non-profit corporation Creative Commons (CC) is making inroads in the Middle East by launching their first Arabic copyright licences in Jordan next month.

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Copyright Control

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Copyright law is "interesting" to say the least — and incredibly contentious. For some, it is an evil that stifles progress. For others, it is all that stands between them and bankruptcy. As with anything, the nature of copyright is not black and white — there are not just shades of gray, but a whole rainbow of copyright colors.

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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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Why intellectual property is such a confusing concept

http://www.louigiverona.ru

An article explaining the practical reasons behind the concept of material property and lack of such behind the concept of intellectual property.

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Defending the Digitised Public Domain

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

The European Commission has published a review of the Europeana digital library (remember that?). There's one critically important section, which touches on the hot issue of digitising public domain content:

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