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ACTA: Updated Analysis of the Final Version

http://www.laquadrature.net

By putting legal and monetary pressure on Internet service providers (in a most subtler way than in previous versions of the text), ACTA will give the music and movie industries a weapon to force them to police their networks and users themselves. Such a private police and justice of the Net is incompatible with democratic imperatives and represent a real threat for fundamental freedoms.

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Near-Final ACTA Text is a Counterfeit of Democracy

http://www.laquadrature.net

The release of this text should not give the illusion of transparency by hiding the fact that the whole negotiation process was carried on out of public scrutiny. Moreover, ACTA could profoundly alter the Internet ecosystem by turning technical intermediaries into a copyright police of the Net.

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France, Netherlands seek to halt Internet censorship

http://news.smh.com.au

"We must support cyber-dissidents in the same way that we supported political dissidents," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told a meeting in Paris attended by some 20 countries including the United States and Japan.

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The Debian Democracy

http://www.daniweb.com

Do you consider yourself to be fairly familiar with the Debian Linux distribution? I thought I was familiar with it enough to know its origin and history. There's one significant piece of the Debian puzzle that I didn't know about: Its Constitution.

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Free Software, Free Society: Of Democracy and Hacking

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When explaining why Free Software is important, one question that often comes up is: “do I really need the software freedom?”

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FSFE Fellowship Interview with Smári McCarthy

http://fellowship.fsfe.org

Smári McCarthy is a thoughtful anarchist and practical chaos technician - with a deep interest in Free Software and democracy. Currently serving as project manager for the Icelandic Innovation Center, Smári works on digital fabrication and peer-to-peer education, while spending his spare time breaking the fundamental assumptions of how we organise society. I sat down for an interesting interview with Smári, in which he explained his projects and how they can contribute towards a more sustainable world.

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Hackers wanted! Scholarships available to coders who'll come to journalism and help save democracy

http://radar.oreilly.com

"...Journalism needs great hackers. Not just nerds, but programmers who care -- about the values of journalism and the power of a free press to hold government accountable. Luckily, hackers are a freedom-minded bunch. The free software movement is rooted in many of the same principals that guide journalism.

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Join us to Stop! the Regulations - Why Researchers Should use the GPL

http://www.africancommons.org

"The Minister of Science and Technology proposes to include a set of Regulations in the Publicly Financed Research and Development Act, section 17, that will result in dire consequences for the research sector in South Africa in particular and all South Africans in general, by stifling local innovation and access to knowledge. These Regulations must be stopped!

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Patents, Protests, Plebiscites, and Protecting your freedom

http://www.linux-magazine.com

"When he attended a rally in Munich this month, Richard Stallman took time out of his busy schedule to talk with our News Editor, Britta Wülfing. The conversation covered everything from Software as a Service, to patents, protests, international politics, and protecting your freedom...

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Why the Free Software Movement had to get involved in the first Science and Democracy World Forum

http://fm-sciences.org

"...Nearly 300 delegates, coming from 18 countries on 4 continents, shared on the place that sciences and technologies have on the “march of the world”, on their evolutions and on the necessity of the emergence, on an international scale, of a network-space, which could put in prospects the working of the scientific insti

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Defenders of Democracy and Free Speech Under Attack from Germany, AstroTurfers, and Maybe Microsoft

http://boycottnovell.com

A summary of new reports that reveal a brutal, unethical system for information control and monopolies

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The Question of Software Patents without Democracy

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The question of software patents without democracy and the FFII response

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SHARED CONCERNS AND ISSUES EMERGING FROM THE 1ST SCIENCE AND DEMORACY WORLD FORUM

http://fm-sciences.org

"This text is the initial result of the 1st Science & Democracy World Forum which took place in Belém on 26-27 January 2009. It has been written and accepted by citizens of 18 countries from 4 continents.

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Petition for Open Standards in European Parliament

http://www.openparliament.eu

The signatories of this petition, representing a Community for Freedom of Choice and Market in the European Union, draw the attention of the Members of the European Parliament to the current situation where the institution’s ICT systems are locked into the products of one vendor, warns about the implications of this for participative democracy and for fair competition, and calls for action to promote Open Standards and Interoperability.

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Towards a dialogue between scientists, civic groups and social movements in Brazil

http://fsm-science.org

"...Science, technology and social and economic interests are profoundly intertwined today, interacting and mutually influencing one another. Many movements that are struggling for changes now recognize that, unless these issues are taken up by many and various groups of citizens, it will not be possible to deal with the challenges of our times.

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