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Document: U.S. ACTA calls for comments

http://cryptome.org

The deadline for submission of written comments is, 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, February 15, 2011.

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Eldonistoj oponas la proponatajn ŝanĝojn de Rusia aŭtorrajta leĝo

http://eo.wikinews.org

La propono pri ŝanĝoj en la 4-a parto de Civila Kodekso de Rusio progresas ĝenerale sukcese malgraŭ alarmaj oponoj de reprezentantoj de kelkaj eldonejoj.

Unu el la proponataj ŝanĝoj certigos validecon de liberaj permesiloj, kaj ankoraŭ unu ebligos disvastigadon de fotoj de domoj kaj pontoj.

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How Uncle Sam invented television

http://arstechnica.com

The inglorious history of the FCC and how AT&T attempted to strangle the concept of Net Neutrality in 1923.

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Created by lozz 13 years 17 weeks ago
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Dear PJ: Please Don't Quit Groklaw

http://www.linuxplanet.com

"And the truth is I felt used and abused. How could Novell enter into such a deal? Then top it off with selling 882 patents to a Microsoft-organized consortium?"

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Google forigos malkodilon de H.264 el sia TTT-legilo "Chrome"

http://eo.wikinews.org

Ĝi intencas enfokusigi la fortojn je liberaj kodaj teĥnikoj.

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Boycott companies who sign onto the MPEG LA's patent pool

http://www.fsf.org

MPEG LA is asking companies to prepare to attack the freely licensed WebM format and its underlying VP8 video codec from Google.

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Created by stargrave 13 years 9 weeks ago
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Questioning The Original Analysis On The Bionic Debate

http://ebb.org

In short, the question is: Does Bionic (the Android/Linux default C library developed by Google) violate the GPL by importing “scrubbed” headers from Linux? For those of you seeking TL;DR version: You can stop now if you expect me to answer this question; I'm not going to.

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Created by akf 13 years 5 weeks ago
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Helpful lawyers think Google stole Linux code

http://www.itworld.com

By now you have likely heard the noise about Google possibly violating the GPL by using Linux header files to create a new BSD-licensed library that userspace applications can interface with the Android kernel.

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Created by stargrave 13 years 5 weeks ago
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RMS on header files and derivative works

http://linux.slashdot.org

Richard Stallman says "I've talked with our lawyer about one specific issue that you raised: that of using simple material from header files. Someone recently made the claim that including a header file always makes a derivative work. That's not the FSF's view..."

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Created by stargrave 13 years 5 weeks ago
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Google Books Settlement Rejected

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

We applaud the rejection by Judge Denny Chin of the Google Books class action settlement with authors and publishers regarding the digitization of books.

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Created by akf 13 years 4 weeks ago
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Who Are the FOSS Police?

http://www.technewsworld.com

About 70 percent of the time, a mobile app that contains open source code fails to comply with basic FOSS licensing requirements, according to a study conducted by OpenLogic. With hundreds of thousands of mobile apps for platforms like iOS and Android, violations could be quite rampant, if the study's sample is representative of the whole. But who's place is it enforce these licenses, and how?

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Created by akf 13 years 4 weeks ago
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Google open source guru: Why we ban the AGPL

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Google open source guru Chris DiBona says that the web giant continues to ban the lightning-rod AGPL open source license within the company because doing so "saves engineering time" and because most AGPL projects are of no use to the company.

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Created by stargrave 13 years 3 weeks ago
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European Court of Justice To Outlaw Internet Filtering; Esp. For Copyright Enforcement

http://falkvinge.net

European Court of Justice gave a preliminary opinion that will have far-reaching implications in the fight against overaggressive copyright monopoly abusers. It is not a final verdict, but the advocate general’s position; the Court generally follows this. The Advocate Generals says that no ISP can be required to filter the Internet, and particularly not to enforce the copyright monopoly.

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Created by JRepin 13 years 1 week ago
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Linux patent protection network gets boost from Facebook, HP

http://www.computerworld.com

"Facebook, HP, Rackspace, Juniper, Fujitsu and dozens of other organizations have joined a group building a defensive patent portfolio to protect Linux-using members from potential lawsuits"

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Oni procesas kontraŭ CNET pri elŝutebligo de LimeWire ĉe Download.com

http://eo.wikinews.org

Entreprenisto, kelkaj hiphopistoj kaj aliaj Usonanoj akuzas CBS’on kaj Lime Group’on pri faciligo de malobservado de kopirajto per disponigo de programoj por samtavola ŝutado de dosieroj.

(en) links to English sources are at the bottom.

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