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Stallman Endorses Pirate Party Position on Trademarks, Patent and Copyright Monopolies

http://falkvinge.net

In a welcome gesture on October 16, Dr. Richard Stallman made a public note supporting the Swedish Pirate Party’s position regarding trademarks, patent monopolies, and copyright monopolies.

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Previous Article Barnes & Noble Blows The Lid Off Microsoft's Android Patent Squeeze

http://www.networkworld.com

B&N claims that all of these [exposed patents] are "trivial" and "insignificant" in terms of Android's use. They claim Microsoft is using these patents for minor functionality to hold Android hostage. It is not just licensing fee's either, ...

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Petition to End Software Patents in the US

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov

On the White House's official website for petitioning the government, there is a petition to return sanity to the US software industry by overturning software patents.

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

http://www.guardian.co.uk

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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Software patents: foolish business

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Academic research by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society has found that software patents have provided no net benefit to the software industry, let alone to society as a whole.

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Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ

http://www.debian.org

This document presents information about patents and patent liability useful for developers working on community distributions of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

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US Proposals For Secret TPP 'Son Of ACTA' Treaty Leaked; Chock Full Of Awful Ideas

http://www.techdirt.com

The USTR has shown what it's learned from the ACTA negotiations: which is that it can absolutely get away with unprecedented levels of secrecy. It has no problem sharing details with industry representatives, but the public and consumers who will be most impacted by the intellectual property rules found in TPP are kept completely away.

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MPEG LA's attack on VP8 video highlights need for software patent abolition

http://news.swpat.org

MPEG LA is blatantly trying to claim a monopoly on online video. The patent system is failing for software, and initiatives to “fix” the system are not working. A clear exclusion of software ideas from patentability is the only workable solution. VP8 is an attempt to free the software industry and all software developers from this patent troll.

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Tell the USTR to reject ACTA

http://www.fsf.org

The ACTA drafting process is finished, and countries are beginning to turn an eye toward signing it. Help us stand against it!

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Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale

http://www.out-law.com

Open Source Initiative (OSI) has asked a German competition law regulator to investigate the purchase of patents owned by Novell by CPTN, a consortium led by Microsoft and including Apple, Oracle and EMC.

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How Software Patents Will Ruin the World

http://www.romow.com

Instead of finally achieving financial success and changing the world with his software, Raul finds himself faced with a lawsuit, unless he pays steep licensing fees for patent usage rights.

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Red Hat joins charge to fend off patent madness

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

If the ruling is upheld, it would almost certainly stifle software innovation on a global scale and make development the preserve of corporations with large legal departments and their own patent arsenals available for countersuing.

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Mono: Unsafe At Any Speed

http://www.the-source.com

So, that’s the 5 most popular (give-or-take) Mono applications for Linux. Not a single one of which doesn’t have a significant amount of references to non-ECMA namespaces.

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FSFE Newsletter - December 2010

http://www.fsfe.org

This edition covers the current developments in Open Standards policy, some basic information about software patents, an update from FSCONS about distributed computing, and how you can support us in the end of the year.

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Bad Decision Made at Canonical Regarding Media Player

http://techrights.org

Insertion of Mono-based software like Banshee endangers Ubuntu as it makes the parent company more reliant on Microsoft and more sensitive to Microsoft extortion

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