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EUR 561 million fine over illegal web browser bundling

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The European Commission slapped Microsoft with a fine of EUR 561 million for breaching a 2009 settlement over the bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows. Under this agreement, the company promised to display a “browser choice” screen on Windows installs in Europe, inviting users to choose other browsers in addition to the company’s own program.

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European Parliament To Exclude Free Software With FRAND

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The European Parliament is on the verge of adopting a directive reforming standards, reform which would introduce FRAND patent licensing terms, an undefined term which has been seen as a direct attack on the fundamental principles of Free and Open Source software. The Business Software Alliance has been very active trying to get FRAND terms into the directive.

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EU signs ACTA, global internet censorship treaty

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If that wasn't bad enough, here are two more repressive acronyms that are about to get foisted upon the Free Internet

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EU Court of Justice: Censorship in Name of Copyright Violates Fundamental Rights

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The European Court of Justice just rendered a historic decision in the Scarlet Extended case, which is crucial for the future of rights and freedoms on the Internet.

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Will ACTA Be Killed in the EU?

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ACTA will lead to a situation where the decision of whether a given content and its use are legal or not is no longer in the hands of a judge, but falls under an automated censorship regime programmed by private parties. As a result, fair use and the right to a fair trial will be crushed.

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Will the European Parliament Give Up On Protecting a Free Internet?

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Evidence is already widely available that European operators engage in harmful practices, as demonstrated by citizen reports of dozens of breaches to Net neutrality on the RespectMyNet.eu platform.

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RespectMyNet: Name and Shame Operators' Attempts to Control the Net

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This platform, RespectMyNet.eu, will present EU lawmakers with the evidence they keep denying: there is an urgent need to legislate against Net Neutrality violations, which harm fundamental freedoms as well as innovation and competition.

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Urge the EU Parliament to Stand For Net Neutrality

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Make your voice heard to ensure that your EU representatives make a strong commitment for a free and open Internet against pressure from the telecoms industry.

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Beware: Europe's 'unitary patent' could mean unlimited software patents

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The battles seen in the US over software patents could spread to the UK and the rest of Europe if the unitary patent is allowed to come into force

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Puglia region council to approve open source and standards law

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The council of the Italian region of Puglia is about to approve the law proposed last December that will make the use of open source and open standards mandatory for the region's public administrations, according to news reports.

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European Parliament Study Confirms ACTA Must Be Rejected

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As a result of the copyright lobbies' noxious influence, ACTA still includes a set of measures for stepping up the war on the sharing of culture over the Internet.

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Microsoft case: FSFE in European Court of Justice hearing

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Fresh action in the European Commission's antitrust proceedings against Microsoft: On May 24, the European Court of Justice conducts a hearing on Microsoft's appeal against the fine. FSFE has participated in the case for a decade and will intervene on the Commission's behalf.

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European Parliamentarians participate in Document Freedom Day

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Members of the European Parliament and their assistants are participating in this year's Document Freedom Day, a 'grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general', according to an announcement on the organisation's website.

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Propriatery Software Industry Lobbies Against EU Consumer Rights Laws

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The goal of the new directive is to consolidate the various consumer rights directives already in place in Europe. In addition, the EU wants to strengthen consumer protection while they're at it, and part of that is ensuring that digital goods are handled just like normal goods.

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FSFE urges European Parliament to wait for legal advice

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Free Software Foundation Europe is asking the Members of the European Parliament to wait for legal advice before voting on a unitary patent for Europe. While a proposal is on the Parliament's agenda for the coming week, a legal opinion by the European Court of Justice is expected later this month.

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