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The RIAA Attacks Usenet

http://torrentfreak.com

Basking in glory after orchestrating a record punishment for a petty file-sharer in the US, the RIAA takes its legal campaign to the next level. Many may want newsgroups to stay under the radar but it’s too late - major labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Usenet.com and it won’t be going away.

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Created by greengrass 6 years 38 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 38 weeks ago
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Did you ever wonder...?

http://geekblog.oneandoneis2.org

If software companies had had more faith in copyright in the early days, would GNU or Linux ever have happened?
Here's the basis for the speculation:

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 40 weeks ago
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

http://theilab.wordpress.com

" It has become fashionable to toss copyright, patents, and trademarks—three separate and different entities involving three separate and different sets of laws—into one pot and call it “intellectual property”. The distorting and confusing term did not arise by accident. Companies that gain from the confusion promoted it.

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GPL Violations On Windows Go Unnoticed?

http://ask.slashdot.org

Seems a slashdot reader has discovered a company using Free Software in their products without complying to the GPL. It seems they've even deliberately tried to hide those, wrapping them in dlls.

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Created by incinerator 6 years 45 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 45 weeks ago
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Richard Stallman Talks On Copyright Vs. the People

http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca

Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. The talk looks at the origin of copyright, and how it has evolved over time from something that originally served the benefit of the people to a tool used against them...

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Created by C733tus 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 48 weeks ago
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Richard Stallman Talks On Copyright Vs. the People

http://slashdot.org

"Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. The talk looks at the origin of copyright, and how it has evolved over time from something that originally served the benefit of the people to a tool used against them..."

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Created by can.axis 6 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 47 weeks ago
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GOOD COPY BAD COPY

http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net

a documentary about the current state of copyright and culture

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Created by Jimbob 6 years 49 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
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Who really owns your open source code?

http://www.builderau.com.au

"In the wake of Apple's purchase of CUPS, there is a simple lesson to take away -- if you are a developer committed to open source and you wish for your contributions to always remain open, do not reassign copyright to an external party."

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Created by bridget 6 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 51 weeks ago
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Are property rights in ideas unethical?

http://www.jpost.com

This article asks the over-simplified question, "Are property rights in ideas unethical?" The article is flawed, but worth reading. The author concludes that the IP system should change somewhat (how he doesn't specify) to accommodate free content. However, he also holds that free content is inherently dependent on proprietary content.

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Vice-like grip of US copyright laws bears down on Australians

http://www.linuxworld.com.au

"It was a partial harmonisation with only those parts of American law that favoured certain interests," he said. "The reality is that American law doesn't change; Australian law changes, but specifically it excludes the consumer-friendly parts of American copyright law, namely the doctrine of fair use."

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Created by merc 7 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 5 weeks ago
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