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ACTA: An Outdated Agreement That Must Be Rejected

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ACTA's bias and lack of legitimacy should compel the legislative bodies of the negotiating countries to strongly oppose its ratification and acknowledge the necessity to reform patent and copyright law.

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FSFE: Fighting software patents at WIPO

http://blogs.fsfe.org

When we get to explain our views in the plenary, we are after all speaking to 200-300 diplomats and specialist policy makers from around the world. You don’t get many opportunities to explain to such a crowd why software patents are a bad idea, or why patents in software standards must be licensed royalty-free and without restrictions on their use.

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Alvaro asks 9 questions to the Commission about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency

http://www.digitalmajority.org

Alexander Alvaro (ALDE) has asked 9 questions about ACTA, including 3 strikes and transparency, or the access by the INTA committee to the drafts documents. He is also asking about changes to substantive patent law (read software patents here).

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More Countries React To ACTA; Brazil Says ACTA Is Illegitimate

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A Brazilian official said that the agreement was not legitimate, negotiated by a closed group without considering all of the issues at play.

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FSFE’s statement on the relation between standards and patents at WIPO SCP/15

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Software standards must be implementable in any software or business model, including those based on Free Software. When patents are included in software standards, they need to be licensed in a manner that doesn’t restrict their implementation in any way. Besides the absence of any other restriction, that means royalty-free licensing to any party implementing the standard.

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Patents Roundup: Red Hat, Former USPTO Commissioner on Patent Demise, and WIPO Notes

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AMIDST AND DESPITE some AMQP controversy [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], Red Hat is inviting people to join an AMQP Conference at the University of California. AMQP made the headlines recently because of software patents that Red Hat obtained in this area.

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Statement by the United States on patents and standards at WIPO patent committee

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The United States thanks the International Bureau for preparing the background paper on Standards and Patents, and we support the statement made by Germany on behalf of Group B.

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WIPO will discuss a report on patents and open standards next week

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WIPO will discuss next week a report on the international patent system. A section of it is mentioning open standards.

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