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Cory Doctorow 'There Is A War Coming: The Future Regulation Of General Purpose Computation'

Staff Writer | YouTube | April 23, 2012

Organised by The Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. Read More »

Creativity Springs From Careful Copying (Part 2)

William Patry | Bloomberg | December 27, 2011

Record companies, book publishers, movie studios and other media corporations are caught up in efforts to equate all copying of their works with theft. In fact, if we genuinely want to promote creativity, we must encourage copying. The idea that people copy because they lack creativity is powerfully harmful, and it runs counter to the history of copyright.

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Digital Rights Activists Gather In Auckland, New Zealand Next Week For The 15th Round Of TPP Negotiations

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | November 28, 2012

Next week, the 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) negotiations will begin in Auckland, New Zealand. Hundreds of delegates and private representatives from the now 11 participating nations will gather at a luxury casino to discuss this multi-faceted trade agreement. [...] Read More »

Doctors Discover Copyright Law: Cognitive Screening Test Killed Over Infringement Claims

Mike Masnick | TechDirt | December 20, 2011

...the idea that diagnostic tests are patentable is somewhat horrifying for anyone with any sense of decency when it comes to trying to keep people healthy. But, apparently the issue doesn't stop there, and the medical community is suddenly grappling with some doctors using aggressive copyright enforcement to block competing diagnostic tests from being available.

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Download Hosts Withdrawing

Simon Phipps | Computerworld | June 21, 2013

Fewer and fewer services offer open source projects the ability to host downloads of their binaries. Should we be worried? Read More »

Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ Monetizing News Clips For Citizen Video Journalists

Robert Andrews | Beet.TV | July 20, 2013

Having built a business verifying newsworthy amateur video  for YouTube and several professional news organizations, Storyful now wants to  have uploaders  profit from their work as well as properly control their rights. Read More »

Elsevier Clamps Down On Academics Posting Their Own Papers Online

Olivia Solon | Wired | December 17, 2013

Academic publisher Elsevier has been targeting open access websites and universities that are posting their own academic articles online with takedown notices for copyright infringement. Read More »

Elsevier Is Taking Down Papers From Academia.edu

Mike Taylor | Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week (SV-POW) | December 6, 2013

Lots of researchers post PDFs of their own papers on their own web-sites. It’s always been so, because even though technically it’s in breach of the copyright transfer agreements that we blithely sign, everyone knows it’s right and proper. Preventing people from making their own work available would be insane, and the publisher that did it would be committing a PR gaffe of huge proportions. Read More »

EPIC Systems Bullying

David Mann | EP Studios | February 21, 2013

I got word through my medical director at work today that the hospital administrators had been contacted by the EPIC electronic health record software company about this post, and demanded that the screenshots of the EPIC user interface be taken down.  Offsetting my pride that someone had actually noticed and read my blog was the sudden fear of facing down a multi-billion dollar company armed to the teeth with expensive lawyers...

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European Commission to Update its Open Source Policy

The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”

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European Union's 5-year Roadmap for IT and Open Source

After months of preparation, the European Commission (EC) released its broad 5-year roadmap in early May for information and communications technology (ICT) policy, the Digital Single Market Strategy, or DSM. The plan is structured around three main pillars or goals, which include...

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Explainer: What Is The Open Movement?

Rob Chalmers | The Conversation | October 29, 2012

You’ll have read on this site, and perhaps others, about the push towards “open access” for journal articles. But what is open access, and how does it fit into the wider “open movement”? Read More »

Extending The Spectrum Of Openness To Include The Moral Right To Share

Glyn Moody | Techdirt | August 13, 2013

[A] great post by David Eaves points out that the spectrum of openness actually extends well beyond the variants typically encountered in the West... Read More »

Feds Asked Aaron Swartz's Friends About His 'Guerilla Open Access Manifesto,' A Call For Liberating Data From Private Hands

Jim Edwards | Business Insider | August 13, 2013

The U.S. Secret Service released the first 104 pages of the federal government's 14,500-page file on Aaron Swartz, the internet activist and MIT fellow who committed suicide after being charged in both federal and state court with hacking and fraud. Read More »

Feds Go Overboard In Prosecuting Information Activist

Timothy B. Lee | Ars Technica | September 20, 2012

Violate website terms of use and you too could be a felon. Read More »