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Is Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Campaign Good for Open Source?

http://jordanopensource.org

In the Middle East, Microsoft has started a heavy campaign against software piracy which is forcing companies to use only its genuine software, but the opposite is also happening as many others are switching to Free Software.

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GTKACTA the COTIF

http://en.wikipedia.org

Get To Know ACTA the Confederated Opposition To Internet Freedom. Imagine a M$ with the ability to get Free Software developers kicked off the internet using secret allegatioms of possible IP infringements. Get To Know ACTA before you find it on an ISP near you.

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European Commission's views on ACTA draft Internet chapter leak

http://www.laquadrature.net

This page is the link to the 7 page EC PDF. Is ACTA even keeping some elements of its horrific agenda secret from the nations it hopes will support its plans?

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Microsoft Teaches the Public That Free is Illegal

http://boycottnovell.com

Shameless tactics from Microsoft describe Free software as "piracy" and now an "endemic problem"

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Landmark study: DRM truly does make pirates out of us all

http://arstechnica.com

A UK researcher has spent years interviewing people about whether DRM has affected their ability to use content in ways ordinarily protected by the law. Surprise! It has, even leading one sight-impaired woman to piracy.

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Does watching pirated movies make you a terrorist?

http://www.itwire.com

Looks like there is a movement to link film piracy with terrorism in some effort to get tougher anti-piracy laws introduced.

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Created by popstarviolet 5 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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Free software isn't freeware: why Linux and FOSS have a higher standard

http://www.itwire.com

Microsoft's recent survey proclaimed nearly half the population believe it is ok to use pirated software for personal use. This diminishes the argument by Linux advocates that you can use their operating system without any cost. Yet, you can't confuse free as in cost with free as in freedom. Here's what FOSS really means.

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Open Source Torrents Forced Offline by Anti-Piracy Outfit

http://torrentfreak.com

The Internet can prove complex to some, especially copyright holders. Recently, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) notified the webhosting company of a BitTorrent tracker dedicated to Open Source Software, that it was infringing copyright of one of their clients. Without any notice, the webhosting company pulled the tracker offline, not realizing that the tracker had done nothing wrong.

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Antitrust Complaint About Microsoft, a So-called ‘Pirate’

http://boycottnovell.com

Microsoft is reported to the EC for overcharging, media contains a lot of Microsoft-imposed daemonisation

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Stop pirating Adobe software, use Free Software instead

http://www.ainotenshi.org

I really don’t get it how people can continue pirating proprietary software like some Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) when there are quality, Free Software alternatives like the Gimp or Inkscape.

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The Chinese Overlords of Intellectual Monopolies

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

A Chinese Internet company has sued Microsoft for patent infringement over its use of RSS* in Windows Vista.

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How Anti-Piracy Efforts Benefit Free Software

http://www.linuxloop.com

Imagine you, as a happy user of standard, proprietary software, were told that you should use 'free' software, so that you would have the freedom to use and share your software however you wanted. This argument would not convince many people on its own.

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When software protection is good for FOSS

http://www.raiden.net

Recently there have been numerous discussions on software and media piracy, with a few people even saying that open source could be the solution to stopping software piracy... However, software piracy is one of open source's biggest enemies, and few people realize that.

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Famelix and the dangers of combating Windows

http://www.linux.com

One of the perennial debates about the GNU/Linux desktop is how much it should resemble Windows. Usually, the debate is framed in terms of whether the desktop should look familiar to new users, or be developed in whatever way seems most logical.

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Created by peacemaker 6 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 12 weeks ago
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Don't fear the pirates

http://www.theglobeandmail.com

Illegal downloaders of music and movies are at the forefront of technology—and it's time the industries caught up.

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