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Happy Public Domain Day!

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via digitalcitizen => Public Domain Day challenges: what effect does copyright power have on us socially?

http://www.digitalcitizen.info/2008/01/01/public-domain-day-challenges-w...

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11 Predictions for Free Software in 2008

http://www.linuxplanet.com

As a journalist, if a very different kind from Trudeau, I appreciate the sentiment. Looking back at 2007, who could have predicted that, after all the posturing by open source advocates, that the new version of the GNU General Public License would have caused so little division? Or that Linspire and Xandros would have followed Novell and made their own deals with Microsoft? Or that virtualization, which was such a hot topic in 2006, would have settled down to just another technology?

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Vendor of Linux-based DVR "unlocks" DRM

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Does Microsoft's "PlaysForSure" motto really mean it plays for sure? Does Apple's "FairPlay" play fair? Not exactly, says Linux-based media device vendor, Neuros, which is promoting an "Unlocked" media trademark in response to branded, proprietary digital rights management (DRM) schemes.

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3 down, 1 to go: Warner Music Group drops DRM

http://arstechnica.com

Warner Music has bent beneath the force of the anti-DRM winds sweeping the globe. The label will now offer its complete catalog, DRM-free, through Amazon's new MP3 store.

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Don't let DRM get between you and a good book

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"Amazon, Sony, and others are all competing to control how, what, and when we can read with their competing Digital Restrictions Management technologies. Let's let them know that we won't buy their ebook readers until they get rid of the DRM!

Join us in opposing all DRM ebook readers and DRM ebooks by taking part in this action..."

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Unlocked Media

http://open.neurostechnology.com

"Neuros Technology, manufacturer of open-source powered, analog-to-digital video recorder hardware, is spearheading a new effort to educate consumers about" Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) "by establishing the 'Unlocked Media' brand..."

Via EFF http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2007/12/neuros-launches-unlocked-media-brand

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RMS: canada v. RIAA

http://www.stallman.org

"A Canadian study found that P2P music sharing leads people to buy more CDs — just the opposite of what the advocates of DRM claim..."

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Join sci-fi author Cory Doctorow at DefectiveByDesign

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

In his 2007 charitable giving guide, Science-fiction author Cory Doctorow writes:

"It's wonderful to see a campaigning group based on fighting DRM. Defective by Design has pulled off a number of audacious and clever actions that have raised public awareness of DRM. The fight starts here."

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The State of Music Business

http://manuelmarino.com

I’m, first of all, a passionate for music. My passion for music before I can recall it, and grew with the fact that I had the luck to have older brother and sisters whose music collection was wide enough to feed my music interests. Also since a little kid I was interested in technology, and started programming at the age of four. Being nowadays a music lover and also a musician, and at the same time graduated and working as a Computer Science Engineer, I feel myself lucky to have some ground bases to analyse the state of music business.

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Russian court confirms legality of AllofMP3.com

http://blogs.allofmp3.ru

On October 24 a district court in Moscow has confirmed the ‘no copyright infringement’ verdict. AllOfMP3.com is indeed legal!

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UK music store: DRM-free music outsells protected tunes four to one

http://arstechnica.com

DRM-free music sells at a much higher rate online than protected music, according to UK-based digital music store 7 Digital. In fact, customers buy it four times as often as they do DRMed music. As a result, almost 80 percent of the store's sales are of DRM-free content.

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Stallman trumpets free software

http://www.yaledailynews.com

"...Stallman, the widely-recognized founder of the free software movement, argued in front of a Yale Political Union audience of about 125 students that companies should not be allowed to use digital restrictions management to limit the rights of software users.

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Is Windows Media Player 11 Watchng You?

http://nixedblog.thenixedreport.com

I thought Microsoft stuck to monitoring Vista systems but XP could be under surveillance too. If you have read my previous articles this should come as no surprise.

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What the GPL is not

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu

Audio-recording: James Vasile of the Software Freedom Law Center talks about what the GPL is not; about false assumptions about the GPL and maybe shortcomings of it.

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Who pays the DRM man?

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

Microsoft - and all its DRM buddies - continue to claim up to this very day that DRM won't affect the consumer too much, "given that cost (..) is most heavily influenced by volume". However, behind closed doors the bird is singing quite another song. The following is taken from a presentation at the WinHEC 2005. Read this and shiver.

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