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Proprietary technology is a waste of money

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The first time that the European Commission's vice president talked about the Digital Agenda which was recently published. Neelie Kroes speech was the first time that she talked about the Digital Agenda in public, and she provided quite a bit of interpretation.

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La Quadrature du Net and the FFII (EU) Respond to the European Commission’s Digital Agenda

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European freedom and rights groups are concerned about the deal Neelie Kroes is getting after lobbyists got involved

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EU: NoSoftwarePatents and FFII Respond to Google’s VP8 Announcement

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Initial announcement, interpretation, and comments about the good news from Google

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The EU Commission's Digital Agenda Plan

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The EU Commission has just announced its 5-year plan for IT, which they call its Digital Agenda:The Agenda outlines seven priority areas for action...

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Siemens Betrays Germans by Legalising Software Patents in Europe

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The scandalous company decides not only to support Microsoft's "Linux tax" but also to help legalise software patents in Germany

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Free Software Foundation Europe receives Theodor Heuss Medal

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Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) on Saturday received the Theodor Heuss Medal in recognition of its work for freedom in the information society. The medal is awarded once a year in Stuttgart by a non-partisan foundation named for West Germany's first president.

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Why Klaus-Heiner Lehne Lobbies for Software Patents (Money of Course)

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A look at one of the software patent culprits, who advances personal agenda at the expense of Europe's

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FSFE founder Georg Greve awarded German Cross of Merit

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Berlin 28. April 2010. Georg Greve, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe, has received the Cross of Merit on ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstkreuz am Bande). Georg received this high award from the German President for his work on Free Software and Open Standards.

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Open standards and interoperability -- two cheers for EU ICT ministers

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The EU's member states have just thrown their weight behind the principles of Open Standards and interoperability. At a meeting of the ministers for telecommunication and information society in Granada, Spain, the ministers of the 27 EU member states yesterday issued the Granada Ministerial Declaration on the European Digital Agenda.

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Will Europe let dogmatists write the future of copyright?

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The draft Gallo report on "Enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market" contains the entertainment industry's wishlist for the future of copyright policy: extra-judicial sanctions turning internet service providers into a private copyright police.

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Enforcement of the GNU GPL in Germany and Europe, by Till Jaeger

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GPL enforcement is successful in Europe. In several court decisions and out of court settlements the license conditions of the GPL have been successfully enforced. In particular, embedded systems are the main focus of such compliance activities. The article describes the practice of enforcement activities and the legal prerequisites under the application of German law.

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Open Standards under threat in Europe - updated analysis available

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The European Commission is currently trying to get a new draft of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) approved by Member States. The draft gives rise to concerns that the Commission is giving up its worldwide leadership in the use of Open Standards, hurting innovation, competition and user freedom in Europe.

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European Parliament slams digital copyright treaty

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By a remarkable vote of 633 to 13, the Parliament rebuked European negotiators who have been drafting the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in a series of confidential meetings around the globe. No version of the document has been disclosed by the participants, which include the United States, the European Commission, Japan, and Canada.

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EU antitrust enforcers turn their eyes upon Google

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The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Google's business activities after complaints from three European companies. The companies, which offer services similar to Google's, believe that Google actively demotes their rankings in its search results because they are competitors.

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FSFE to users: Seize your freedom of choice!

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FSFE welcomes the arrival of greater competition in the web browser market. From today, Microsoft has to offer Windows users in Europe the possibility to choose among different browsers. This step puts into practice the company's settlement with the European Commission from December 2009. The Free Software Foundation Europe was an active participant in the Commission's investigation.

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