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Kroes to beef up scrutiny of EU digital industry

http://www.euractiv.com

The European Commission plans to rewrite ICT industry rules to make sure dominant technologies, like devices with always-on connectivity, do not lock consumers into supporting monopolies and hamper innovation, Neelie Kroes, EU commissioner for the Digital Agenda, told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

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Symptoms of the Sickness of the Patent System and Apple’s Infinite Greed

http://techrights.org

The patent system receives more mockery and jabs while monopolies like Apple exploit it in order to marginalise competition

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Another Kind of Freedom

http://elevenislouder.blogspot.com

It seems as if most people are for OpenSource but against any other form of distribution/development. For example, Microsoft maintains ownership of the software that they sell on store shelves. No one owns a copy of Windows except for Microsoft.

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When Patents Are Not a Monopoly Strong Enough…

http://boycottnovell.com

The Pharmaceutical Cartel wants increased government-granted monopoly in addition to patents

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From Russia with Linux

http://thebeezspeaks.blogspot.com

I came across two seemingly unrelated reports, one from the Register, stating that Microsoft will offer a choice of browsers in the EU version of Windows 7 and one from FAS Russia, which began proceedings in a case against several major hardware manufacturers. If this is the shape of things to come, it could mean the OS landscape is about to change.

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USPTO Leaves People Dead. Is the Intellectual Monopoly Doctrine Practically Dead Too?

http://boycottnovell.com

Stories of great failure to balance ethics and ownership of ideas

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Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk

Linux vendor Red Hat, and 17 other vendors, have protested a Swiss government contract given to Microsoft without any public bidding.

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Intel, Antitrust, and the EU Commission: AMD Told the Truth

http://www.groklaw.net

This isn't a good time for monopolies to bully the market. I wonder how Microsoft is feeling today, now that Intel has been told to stop its anticompetitive rebates programs? From the EU Commission's press release: Intel awarded major computer manufacturers rebates on condition that they purchased all or almost all of their supplies, at least in certain defined segments, from Intel...

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ACTA Leak Reveals Upcoming Intellectual Monopoly War?

http://boycottnovell.com

As certain large nations approach bankruptcy, will so-called "IP"; become the next battleground?

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Videos: Food for Thought on Freedom of Thought, Corruption, and Corporate Deregulation

http://boycottnovell.com

Various videos which shed light on issues that we cover: Talks from Moglen, Lessig, and Chomsky

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Microsoft under scrutiny of Poland’s regulator

http://www.polskieradio.pl

Poland’s Office for Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) claims that selling laptops with obligatorily preinstalled Microsoft's Windows operating system constitutes a monopolistic practice and is restrictive to competition.

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US Government: Microsoft Deliberately Stifles Interoperability

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Microsoft is claimed to have deleted documents that are crucial for competition to be restored

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Microsoft and free software? I don't think so...

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Microsoft turn to free software? That’ll be the day. Some have suggested that Microsoft might embrace free software and thus resolve the present conflict. That actually would be a terrific strategy for them, but I don’t think that Microsoft is smart enough to do it.

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The Tragedy of the Anti-Commons (or Why Government FLOSS Purchasing Policy is Misapplied)

http://brendanscott.wordpress.com

Misapplication of “value for money” requirements when purchasing software results in poor value for money - Government purchasing policies for software tend to support the creation of monopolies.

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New lines of contention: Information Commons vs. New Enclosures

http://p2pfoundation.net

"...It is this intensive effort at the private appropriation of knowledge that has created different movements of resistance. The free software movement, the movements of farmers against biopiracy in seeds and animal and vegetal types, where Western corporations are privatizing the fruits of thousands of year of communal cooperation; the movement of patients and developmental organizations for access to reasonably priced medicines and medical knowledge; the movement for free access to scientific publications, are all related reactions to these New Enclosures.

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