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ACTA: threats to Free Software

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Today with the first public release of ACTA, the effects the international agreement will have on Free Software appear to be dangerous for its development and its distribution. First, by extending infringements proceedings and criminal offences to a broad scope of “intellectual property” including software patents.

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“Patent Absurdity” Looks for Translations Amid Lobbying from Florian Müller and Microsoft

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The short movie “Patent Absurdity” (as can be viewed above) is looking to expand its reach

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“Patent Absurdity” is Released (Ogg)

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The video whose release we have been anticipating is finally out

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Darkness Visible: Making Patent Absurdity Patent

http://www.computerworlduk.com

Software patent law is not for the faint hearted. Now the FSF has funded a new video where top hackers and legal experts explain where the idea came from and just why it is so bad for free software. With increasing evidence that patents harm, rather then help, innovation, is the tide beginning to turn against software patents?

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Why IBM Does Deserve Scrutiny

http://boycottnovell.com

Techrights responds to people who believe that IBM should be left alone after using software patents to negotiate a competitor's departure from the market

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Thumbs up to Ubuntu for Removing a Part of MS; TurboHercules Likely a Psystar-Type MS Shell

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An analysis combining Ubuntu's relationship with Microsoft proxies such as Yahoo! search and Mono; more on how TurboHercules may be connected to Microsoft and why IBM's response was tactless

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Why I Believe IBM is Free to Sue The Pants Off TurboHercules

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It seems Groklaw will have to open a new category, answering Florian Mueller FUD.

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IBM Denies Breaking Its Open Source Promise

http://www.eweek.com

The open-source software community is up in arms over claims that IBM has broken a promise by asserting its patents against an open-source project. IBM denies that it has done so.

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IBM breaks OSS patent promise, targets mainframe emulator

http://arstechnica.com

IBM is threatening to pursue legal action against TurboHercules, a company that sells services relating to the open source Hercules project, an emulator that allows conventional computers with mainstream operating systems to run software that is designed for IBM System Z mainframe hardware.

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IBM uses pledged patents against open source mainframe emulator

http://www.h-online.com

In 2005, IBM pledged to not use five hundred patents against open source software. In 2010, two of those patents have shown up in a letter from IBM to the makers of TurboHercules, an open source mainframe emulator

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IBM Uses Software Patents Aggressively

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New leak shows that IBM not only lobbies to keep software patents, but that it also uses them against rivals

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Ubuntu Removes Codec Patent Trap, But What About Mono?

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The AAC encoder is taken off Ubuntu repositories, but other, more troubling software stays, despite clear warnings from Microsoft

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Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio, and New Zealand Show the Way Regarding Software Patentability

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More radio stations and also an entire developed nation turn their back on software patents

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Thumbs down for software patents in NZ

http://computerworld.co.nz

Open source software champions have been influential in excluding software from the scope of patents in the new Patents Bill.

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Software Patents Complication Shows Why Linux Needs the FSF

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Contrary to common misconceptions, the FSF's philosophy and work actually defend Linux from the patent attacks it currently faces from Apple, Microsoft, and possibly their henchmen at Intellectual Ventures

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