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‘Microsoft Press’ Acknowledges Microsoft’s Free Software-Hostile EU Deal

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Another look at a bad EU deal; software patents revisited; Microsoft's copyright violations remembered

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European Commission Unable to Defend Free Software from Microsoft Patent Racket

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The European Commission is either unwilling or unable to understand how Microsoft uses software patents against Free software, even in Europe where such patents are illegal

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Moonlight and Hyper-V Still Novell-Only and SUSE-Only in Some Ways

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Microsoft projects are still upselling a distribution from which Microsoft extracts money for imaginary software patents

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EU Commission Plans to Allow Patent Imperialism, Authorises MS’s Attack on FOSS

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The EU Commission wants Michel Barnier to make the Community patent a reality ("community" being a euphemism that would fascinate even Orwell)

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Microsoft Gets Its Way in the European Commission

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The Microsoft-stuffed European Commission is caving in to Microsoft and the threat of software patents in Europe grows

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McCreevy’s Suicidal Patent Battle to Harm Europe Glorified in Irish Press

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The eternal battle to win a unified/harmonised/communal patent system (lobbied for by Charlie McCreevy, amongst others under these euphemisms) makes dangerous strides that threaten Free software

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Martin Goetz Ridiculed for Starting and Harbouring Software Patents

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A defense of software patents backfires in the eyes of some; more news about the harms of intellectual monopolies

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Tim Berners-Lee: “Software Patents Are a Terrible Thing”

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While software patents threaten to invade Europe, Sir Tim Berners-Lee antagonises their existence

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Does “Tivoization” Also Mean Massively Suing All Competitors Using Software Patents?

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TiVo's shift to a strategy of patent litigation is not paying off, patent trolling becomes common, Microsoft rides the wave

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Video Transcript of Vandana Shiva on Insane Patents

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Vandana Shiva talks about patenting of seeds; other examples of privatisation with patents and funding.

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Study: Intellectual Monopolies (Patents) Vastly Dominated by… the Monopolies

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A not-so-overly-alarmist reminder of how monopolies are taking over society using self-serving laws and establishments, including the patent office

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Microsoft, the EPO, and the European Patent Mafia (Sisvel) Join Hands

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Familiar bedfellows come together for an event that celebrates intellectual monopoly (Innovation 2009)

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Bilski Hearing Starts Well for Abolishers of Software Patents

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Early reports suggest that judges are hostile towards abstract patents like Bilski's

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Bilski hearing implications for software patents

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An analysis by End Software Patents of what the Judges' statements at Monday's Bilski hearing say about patenting software ideas.

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Microsoft’s Software Patents Racket Against GNU/Linux Tightens Further

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Companies that screw Free software by paying Microsoft for unnamed software patents grow even closer to Microsoft

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