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Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd (MPAA CEO)

http://esr.ibiblio.org

ESR writes about the perception of technologists on MPAA backed legislation such as SOPA/PIPA/ACTA. He tries to make it as clear as possible technologists will not have it. The internet and our computers will remain uncensored.

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We should all be using free software

http://www.guardian.co.uk

"Making source codes available would safeguard users from infringements on their freedoms and prevent monopolies..."

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Microsoft Applies for Patent on Pay-As-You-Go Computing

http://www.andrewgronosky.us

"I first read it onslashdot, but more mainstream media like cnn.com are now also reporting that Microsoft has applied for a patent on “Pay-As-You-Go” computing [...] I am reminded of Richard Stallman’s story, The Right to Read. When Stallman published that story in 1997, a lot of people laughed at it. Don’t laugh. It’s happening."

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What’s wrong with Microsoft Windows Vista? - by John Sullivan of the Free Software Foundation

http://darthchaosofrspw.wordpress.com

"...There is a battle underway between those who value freedom, and corporations such as Microsoft who wish to profit by taking that freedom away. DRM and absurd licenses are at the heart of that battle. Please join us on the side of freedom by saying NO not just to Windows Vista and other DRM-enabled products, but to proprietary software in general.

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