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How Patent Trolls Harm FOSS and How the European Parliament Plans to Make the Trolls Even Stronger

http://boycottnovell.com

Europe not only accommodates patent trolls (even in Belgium) but it also intends to make them more potent thanks to legislation that the Parliament in Brussels in discussing

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Open Letter to Lord Mandelson (Video)

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Dan Bull responds to Lord Mandelson (”Dan Bull – Dear Mandy – an open letter to Lord Mandelson”)

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Britain's new Internet law -- as bad as everyone's been saying, and worse. Much, much worse.

http://www.boingboing.net

The British government has brought down its long-awaited Digital Economy Bill, and it's perfectly useless and terrible. It consists almost entirely of penalties for people who do things that upset the entertainment industry...

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Open source software law review goes live

http://www.computerworld.com.au

A new legal journal covering analysis and commentary of free and open source software (FOSS) issues has launched today.

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Ready to Litigate Through the Clouds?

http://www.law.com

In the last two years, the term "cloud computing" has infiltrated the mainstream press (although the concept has existed for years). More and more businesses are embracing this way of thinking about information technology. And if the seminar circuit is any evidence, the legal world has awoken to the myriad challenges of cloud computing.

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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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Microsoft Front (ACT) Tries to Pass Anti-Free Software Laws

http://boycottnovell.com

The lobbyists from Association for Competitive Technology (Microsoft proxy) attempt to poison EU law

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

http://www.boingboing.net

"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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U.S. lawmakers introduce new net neutrality bill

http://www.infoworld.com

Two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would subject broadband providers to antitrust violations if they block or slow Internet traffic.

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The Struggles of France's Three Strikes Law

http://www.eff.org

"As 2008 began, the international music industry was proudly predicting the dawning of a new age of co-operation between rightsholders, Internet companies and governments.

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A new copyright law is coming

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Ottawa copyright circles are buzzing with hints that the government is preparing its new revised copyright bill, and will be tabling it soon, perhaps as early as next week. And the buzz is that the new law will basically be a copy of the controversial U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

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Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

http://www.ted.com

Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of “three stories and an argument.” The Net’s most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the “ASCAP cartel” to build a case for creative freedom.

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From Zero to Holy $&*#!

http://nixedblog.thenixedreport.com

What if Linux and Free and Open Source Software became illegal to use due to “national security?” Never mind the fact that the American military uses it. Never mind the fact that Microsoft funded both political parties in the year 2000.

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Linux User - You Have The Right To Remain Silent, Anything you say...

http://blog.lobby4linux.com

There could come a day when it will be against the law...at least in the United States to use, possess, advocate or distrubute any Linux Operating system.

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Open Legislation, Part 2: It's the People's Choice

http://www.linuxinsider.com

"Laws go through all kinds of markups, changes and amendments," said Peter Leyden, director of the New Politics Institute. "The process has evolved from making those changes on parchment to at least using word-processing documents, but it's not that big a step to think of moving to the next generation of tools and crafting a whole piece of legislation on a wiki."

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