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Protecting the public domain and sharing our cultural heritage

http://blog.wikimedia.org

Last week, the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK sent a threatening letter to a Wikimedia volunteer regarding the upload of public domain paintings to Wikimedia’s media repository, Wikimedia Commons.

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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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International Free and Open Source Software Law Review

http://www.ifosslr.org

The International Free and Open Source Software Law Review (IFOSS L. Rev.) is a collaborative legal publication aiming to increase knowledge and understanding among lawyers about Free and Open Source Software issues. Topics covered include copyright, licence implementation, licence interpretation, software patents, open standards, case law and statutory changes.

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Pirates Anchor in Berlin

http://www.spiegel.de

At the first state party congress of the Berlin branch of the Pirate Party, the newly minted politicians fighting for Internet freedom are greeted by an onslaught of new members.

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Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters elected a member of the PiratPariet (Pirate Party) to the European Parliament. A second parliamentary seat will go to the Pirate Party this fall if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and Sweden gains an additional two seats.

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Interview with Pirate Party Leader: "These are Crucial Freedoms"

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

On June 7, 2009, Swedish voters elected a member of the PiratPartiet (Pirate Party) to the European Parliament.
The Pirates made the copyright and patent concerns of the free software community part of public discourse for the first time anywhere, and did so using social media techniques that caught their opponents completely unaware.

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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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Argentine Professor Attacked for Sharing Philosophy Classics Online

http://news.northxsouth.com

A French publishing company, Les Editions de Minuit, has brought criminal charges against a professor in Argentina for making Spanish translations of classic works of philosophy available for free on the internet, including Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida.

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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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The Fear of Knowledge

http://trombonechamp.wordpress.com

I had the opportunity of listening to a presentation by a poorly-informed faculty member at my school regarding copyright laws. This was an eye-opening experience for me into the way those who believe to have a solid grasp of copyright view it. My class of 30+ students listened intently, believing everything they were told, as Mrs. Smith started her lecture…

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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.

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Big Entertainment Wants to Party Like It's 1996

http://www.internetevolution.com

Great post by Cory Doctorow on the copyfight, battles at WIPO, and the future fight over ACTA.

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FSF expert funds for Jammie Thomas v RIAA

http://www.p2pnet.net

“Our concern was how the RIAA is trying to use this sledge-hammer against the poorest people in society to set precedents in copyright, ” the FSF’s Peter Brown told p2pnet today. The launch of the fund, organized with Beckerman’s Recording Industry Vs The People, was vitally important and now it’s being used in the Jammie Thomas case.

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Copyright dogmatism ridiculously strikes the European Parliament.

http://www.laquadrature.net

"Paris, Jan 26th - The European Parliament's committee for legal affairs (JURI) voted the Medina report on Copyright last week. This report goes against its initial objective to account on the failure of the 2001 copyright directive. It only contains ridiculous repressive measures dictated by the entertainment industries, and goes as far as denying the Commission's ongoing studies.

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Stop Press: ACTA and Copyright Extension Extortion

http://boycottnovell.com

Video about copyright extension and suggestion that the unspeakable ACTA might be illegal

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