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GNOME Foundation sets out new rules for copyright assignment

http://www.h-online.com

The GNOME Foundation has set out its rules for modules which require copyright assignment, but it will come down to a case-by-case decision for future modules

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European Parliament slams digital copyright treaty

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By a remarkable vote of 633 to 13, the Parliament rebuked European negotiators who have been drafting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a series of confidential meetings around the globe. No version of the document has been disclosed by the participants, which include the United States, the European Commission, Japan, and Canada.

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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

http://jonathanischwartz.wordpress.com

In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple’s IP.” (IP = Intellectual Property = patents, trademarks and copyrights.) If we moved forward to commercialize it, “I’ll just sue you.” My response was simple.

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US copyright lobby claims free software undermines respect for intellectual property

http://www.h-online.com

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) wants countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to be placed on the US government's blacklist of copyright sinners for supporting open source software

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Abusing Copyrights to Silence Critics, Control Customers, and Crush Competition

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

Hardly a day goes by without yet another news story about creative uses of copyright, the DMCA, and generic attack lawyers to stifle free speech, criticism, and competition.

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Interactive timeline of secret copyright treaty

http://www.dipity.com

Michael Geist writes, "The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is generating growing concern as many people learn about the secret copyright treaty for the first time. I've create a visual timeline to trace its emergence that includes links to the leaked documents, official government statements, and NGO letters and work in the area."

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We all copy — all the time

http://www.p2pnet.net

« Often, apologists for things like trade secrets, patent and copyright law, or the corporate media oligarchy itself, claim such structures are ‘understandable’, because ‘why help potential competitors?” It’s — supposedly — taken as axiomatic that those within a given field of endeavor inevitably regard all others in that field as adversaries … in other words, zero-sum thinking.

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Draft Manifesto 2 « Pirate Party UK

http://piratepartyuk.wordpress.com

"We wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterised by diversity and openness. We do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the citizens and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to copyright and patent law.

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Why open source needs the RIAA to lose

http://www.theinquirer.net

THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (FSF) has been one of the surprise backers of people who the RIAA thinks should pay massive fines for sharing copyrighted music files online.

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Intellectual Fallacy — A Libertarian Critique

http://c4ss.org

"In this study, Kevin Carson reviews libertarian perspectives on “intellectual property”; the ethics of the practice itself and the harms resulting from it. He finds that IP is an artificial, rather than natural, property right; creating scarcity rather than managing it.

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Richard Stallman On Linden's "Intellectual Fallacy" Policies

http://nwn.blogs.com

"In recent weeks, a couple New World Notes posts inspired an interesting e-mail conversation with a very interesting figure: Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, and the original author of the General Public License, which the Second Life viewer code (like much software) is licensed under..."

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Economists Say Copyright and Patent Laws Are Killing Innovation; Hurting Economy

http://www.newswise.com

Patent and copyright law are stifling innovation and threatening the global economy according to two economists at Washington University in St. Louis in a new book, Against Intellectual Monopoly.

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EU Commission re ACTA: STFU

http://boycottnovell.com

The European Commission comments about the ACTA whilst things continue to escalate

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Oregon: our laws are copyrighted and you can't publish them

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"The State of Oregon is trying to copyright its laws, and giving a nasty company preferential access to them..." - via RMS website

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Computer Software And Intellectual Property Rights

http://kvtrust.blogspot.com

This paper discusses, how intellectual property rights operate in the field of computer software.
It was read by Justice Yatindra Singh Judge Allahabad High Court on 15th March 2008 at National Conference on Advancements in Information Communication Technology Allahabad

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