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Groklaw Repeats Warning About Mono as a Patent Threat

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The site better known for its dedication to copyright fights against the Microsoft-funded SCO is turning its attention also to patent fights against the Microsoft-funded Novell/Mono

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Oracle/Google: the patents and the implications

http://carlodaffara.conecta.it

Just as LinuxCon ended, Oracle announced that it has filed suit for patent and copyright infringement against Google for its implementation of Android; as an Oracle spokesperson said, “In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property. […]”

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Eben Moglen on Bilski, Software Patents, and Big Pharma

http://thepriorart.typepad.com

This interview is part of a series following the Supreme Court's Bilski decision, which left the laws on what you can get a patent on largely as they are, after a four-justice minority failed to ban "business method" patents.

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Help Extend the Ban on Software Patents in New Zealand to Australia

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Head of Microsoft New Zealand steps down, New Zealand permits software patenting only with the "device" trick, and Ben Sturmfels is working to marginalise software patents also in Australia

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Winamp Brainchild: “You Have People Patenting Things that Are Essentially Math”

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"I could write a 100,000 lines of code and for all I know, 50,000 of them infringe on various things," argues Justin Frankel

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FreeType 2.4 now free from patent restrictions

http://freetype.sourceforge.net

Patents on rendering TrueType fonts expired in May, allowing Libfreetype 2.4 to offer better default TrueType font display

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Could the EU walk away from ACTA?

http://www.michaelgeist.ca

Over the past week, I have had several posts on ACTA in the wake of the most recent leaked text, including a scorecard on the major remaining areas of disagreement, one assessing the growing rift between the U.S. and E.U., Canadian positions on ACTA, the changed U.S. position on anti-circumvention rules, and a look at geographical indications, a key issue for the EU.

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New Zealand to make software unpatentable

http://www.techeye.net

New Zealand is set to become one of the first countries to make software unpatentable after its Minister for Justice, Hon Simon Power, announced modifications to the Patents Bill.

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Abolish software patents

http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk

Software patent law must be simplified if not completely abolished. The concept that a routine or function is somehow "intellectual property" is ridiculous. How many times have you had an idea and found out someone else had the same idea? Patents were designed to prevent stealing of ideas but two independent people creating the same idea are not stealing from each other.

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ACTA slouches on, will be final within 6 months

http://arstechnica.com

A. [French delegate:] You think in EU we live in a totalitarian state? Is France a dictatorship? Have you no rights in France?
Q. That is not my question.
A. I am telling you it will comply with EU law. Are you saying EU does not comply with fundamental freedoms?

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After Harbouring MS’s OOXML Corruption, Alan Bryden Can Promote/Inhibit Software Patents in Europe

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Alan Bryden of ISO infamy may now be hurting Europe as well, essentially by using "standards" to help bring software patents to the continent

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Software Patents Debate in LinuxTag 2010 and Elsewhere in Europe

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Coverage of the patent issue which was raised in LinuxTag 2010, the council of the European Union, and also touched on by Google's chief legal officer (who helps protect from MPEG-LA)

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Canonical Turns Down MS's Patent Deal

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Mark Shuttleworth turned down Microsoft's offer that "you can't refuse"

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European Lesson About Novell’s Software Patents, Germany Seemingly Continues to Allow them

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How S.u.S.E. turned from an opposer of software patents into an extension of Novell which legitimises them in Germany (where software patents continue to challenge Europe's status quo)

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Samsung is a GPL Violator

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New video outlines an ongoing pursuit for compliance from Samsung, which is part of Microsoft's patent racket

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