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Right-To-Repair Law Proposed ... For Cars

Fred Von Lohmann | Electronic Frontier Foundation | May 20, 2009

It's not often that you get former presidential candidates from the Green Party and the Libertarian Party to agree on legislation, but Bob Barr and Ralph Nader have done just that -- jointly supporting the Right-To-Repair Act of 2009 (H.R. 2057)... Read More »

'Copyright Week' Protest Channels Aaron Swartz's Activist Legacy

Dell Cameron | The Daily Dot | January 14, 2014

To the many who view themselves as netizens, citizens of the Internet, the loss of Aaron Swartz was a devastating moment in history. One year after his death, the memory of the 26-year-old activist is galvanizing the efforts of organizers who share his passion for the freedom of information. Read More »

A Whole New Dimension As Manufacturing Goes 3D

John Hearne | Irish Examiner | January 11, 2014

If you want to get some idea of the hype surrounding 3D printing, check out what the stockmarket thinks. When Voxeljet, a German manufacturer of 3D, printers staged their initial public offering last month, its shares instantly doubled. [...] Read More »

Aaron Swartz And How A Martyr Makes A Law

Brian Resnick | Nextgov | February 6, 2013

Congress enacted the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 1984, before there was a World Wide Web. And yet, it took Internet wunderkind Aaron Swartz’s apparent suicide for efforts to reform it to get traction. Sometimes to make a law, it takes a martyr...Now, in death, his accomplishments, coupled with his connections in Washington, are galvanizing to establish a law—“Aaron’s Law”— that would exonerate him. Read More »

Aaron Swartz's Work, Computer Crime Law, And "The Internet's Own Boy"

April Glaser | Electronic Frontier Foundation | August 27, 2014

It’s been more than a year since Aaron Swartz’s tragic death, and now Aaron’s life is the subject of a new documentary, The Internet’s Own Boy, directed by Brian Knappenberger. The documentary has received much acclaim and deservedly so...

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After Aaron, Reputation Metrics Startups Aim To Disrupt The Scientific Journal Industry

Richard Price | TechCrunch | February 3, 2013

Aaron Swartz was determined to free up access to academic articles. He perceived an injustice in which scientific research lies behind expensive paywalls despite being funded by the taxpayer. The taxpayer ends up paying twice for the same research: once to fund it and a second time to read it... Read More »

Another Reason For Moving To Open Access: Encouraging Scientific Debates

Glyn Moody | Tech Dirt | September 29, 2014

Techdirt has written often enough about how copyright is used to censor criticism. QuestionCopyright.org has an interesting post that offers a variation on that theme: copyright getting in the way of a scientific debate...

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Archaeology, Open Access, RIP Aaron Swartz

Doug Rocks-Macqueen | Doug's Archaeology | January 14, 2013

Last week Aaron Swartz killed himself because of the issue of Open Access. He was facing 35 years in prison for trying give people access to pre-1920s publications e.g. not under copyright. He also had a history of depression which probably played a significant aspect in his decision to kill himself. [...] Read More »

Argentina Takes Steps Towards Open Access Law

Cecilia Rosen | SciDev.Net | June 7, 2012

Argentina is a step closer to becoming the first country to pass legislation to make all publicly funded research available in open access repositories. Read More »

Beyond Property Rights: Thinking About Moral Definitions Of Openness

David Eaves | TechPresident | August 6, 2013

It is hard for Westerners to realize just how much we take for granted about intellectual property, and in particular, how much the property owner’s perspective--be it a corporation, government or creative artist--is embedded in our view of the world as the natural order of things. Read More »

Big Data, Big Legal Trouble?

Kim Walker | ComputerWeekly.com | December 1, 2013

Big data has a range of practical and commercial benefits to businesses but can be fraught with privacy and legal issues. With a projected global growth at a rate of 40% per year, raw digital data is a resource which many companies are turning to in their quest for market advantage. Read More »

Bitcoin Crowdfunding For Ebola Research And Open Access To Medical Research Papers

P. H. Madore | Cryptoncoins News | October 8, 2014

Kevin McKernan is a scientist working for the firm Courtagen Life Sciences, which specializes in genomic sequencing...“I have come to recognize that the [copyright] system doesn’t work,” McKernan said in a recent interview with Let’s Talk Bitcoin!...

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Bizarre 'Attribution' Troll Bullies Twitter Users Into Compliance With Baseless Legal Threats

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | February 14, 2013

My apologies ahead of time for the length of this piece, but anything shorter wouldn't do the subject justice. I will, however, provide plenty of pictures and blockquotes. This post deals with a strange copyright troll, which bullies people into properly attributing a quoted poem... Read More »

Busting The Top Five Myths About Open Access Publishing

Danny Kingsley | The Conversation | July 11, 2013

Rather than lock up knowledge in costly journals, increasingly universities and governments are recognising that publicly funded research should be open to all. Read More »

Calling On Congress: Time To Fix Copyright

Parker Higgins | Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 12, 2012

[Over] and over, Congress has failed to engage in an informed discussion over which copyright policies advance the public interest, and which ones cause harm. That's why we're supporting our friends at Fight for the Future in their launch of a campaign to urge Congress to engage in a reality-based debate about our copyright policy. Read More »