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Eben Moglen on Bilski, Software Patents, and Big Pharma

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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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RMS Speech on The Danger of Software Patents - Beijing, China - August 04, 2010

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« Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress...»

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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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Richard Stallman on .NET, Mono and DotGNU

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RMS: You shouldn't write software to use .NET. No exceptions.
The basic point is that Microsoft has patents over features in .NET, and its patent promise regarding free software implementations of those is inadequate. It may someday attack the free implementations of these features.

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Hawk-Eye: non-free software, proprietary hardware and software patents in Soccer Rules

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com

After the referee blunders from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, FIFA may now accept non-free systems in soccer rules. It sounds to me like a "new enclosure". For your information, Hawk-Eye is non-free software with proprietary hardware and software patents.

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Software patents after Bilski

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Bilski gave us a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness to the harm caused by software patents. More scholars, more developers, more journalists, more politicians, and more patent attorneys than ever before have heard from our community on this issue. What's next?

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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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The Effects of Software Patent Policy on the Motivation and Innovation of FOSS

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The thesis of Marcus Manfred Dapp offers an explanation of why software patents are bad for Europe (and for any other continent/country for that matter)

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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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Red Hat’s CEO Dismisses Software Patents and Microsoft Uses Tuxera to Spread Them to Linux/Android

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Red Hat's fight against software patents is on; Microsoft tries introducing an era of "Linux tax" and "Android tax" through Tuxera

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Novell is Knowingly Seeding GNU/Linux, MeeGo and Android With Microsoft Patents

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Another look at the negative effects of Novell not only on GNU/Linux desktops but also phones and tablets running Linux, the kernel

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Siemens’ and Microsoft’s Actions in Germany May Harm KDE

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A quick analysis of the concerns expressed about KDE SC-associated projects and what should be done about it

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