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Indian Govt Looks To Provide Free Access To Publicly-Funded Research Works

Riddhi Mukherjee | MEDIANAMA | July 23, 2014

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the Ministry of Science and Technology recently released (pdf) the draft of what is termed as Open Access Policy and has invited comments from the public until July 25, reports The Times of India. Comments can be submitted to madhan@dbt.nic.in...

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International Day Against DRM: It's Time To Fix U.S. Copyright Law

April Glaser and Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation | May 6, 2014

At EFF, we think you should have the right and ability to make full use of your stuff – to tinker, reuse, re-sell, improve, break, and lend. That’s why EFF has been fighting against DRM for more than 15 years...

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Internet Activist Death Places Spotlight On More Open Access To Information

Michael Geist | The Star | January 20, 2013

The Internet community has been reeling for the past week as it grapples with the suicide of Aaron Swartz, a prominent digital rights activist who left a remarkable legacy for a 26-year old. [...] Read More »

It’s Back: District Court Judge Revives SCO v IBM

Lee Hutchinson | Ars Technica | June 17, 2013

Sad that Game of Thrones has wrapped up its third season? Looking for some drama to fill the time? We've got just the thing for you. One of the Internet's longest-running and most-hated lawsuits is back: SCO v. IBM has been reopened by Utah district court judge David Nuffer. Read More »

Japan To Launch National Open Data Portal

Clarice Africa | Asia Pacific Future Gov | March 1, 2013

The Japanese Government will be launching its National Open Data Portal as part of its commitment to create an environment where data is used by citizens to promote innovation, creative industries and knowledge-based services. Read More »

Late Digital Rights Activist, International Access To Knowledge Advocate, And NSA Spying Journalists Win EFF Pioneer Awards

Press Release | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | August 21, 2013

EFF to Honor Aaron Swartz, James Love, and Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras Next Month in San Francisco Ceremony Read More »

Lawrence Lessig Lecture On Aaron Swartz, Law And Justice In The Digital Age

D.S. Wright | FDL | February 21, 2013

Lawrence Lessig marked his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School with a lecture titled “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age.” Read More »

Leaked TPP Chapter: 5 Scary Provisions In WikiLeaks' Trans-Pacific Partnership Release

Connor Adams Sheets | International Business Times | November 13, 2013

WikiLeaks broke the seal on key parts of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday, when it released the agreement's intellectual property chapter online. Read More »

Let’s Create An Alternative Copyright Agenda By And For The Users

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | July 24, 2013

Negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) have excluded public participation from the entire process, while allowing Big Content interests to see and direct the terms of this trade agreement. That is why the Fair Deal Coalition, of which EFF is a member, is launching an open platform [...]. Read More »

Leukaemia & Lymphoma research Pledges To Make Its Research Open To All

Matthew Kaiser | Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research | September 3, 2014

Today, [Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research] teamed up with other leading UK medical research charities to support for open and unrestricted access to all of our research results...

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My Year Of Living Open Source

Sam Muirhead | CNN | June 5, 2013

Sam Muirhead is a videographer who for one year is abandoning proprietary products and instead using and producing open source materials. Read More »

NASA Accepts InformationWeek Technology Award

Press Release | NASA | October 19, 2012

The Innovative Partnerships Office and the Information Technology and Communications Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. accepted InformationWeek Magazine's Best Innovative Government Agency award. Read More »

New Open Access Resource Center Launched By Copyright Clearance Center In Partnership With The Association Of Learned And Professional Society Publishers

Press Release | Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) | January 14, 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has launched an Open Access Resource Center in partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). Read More »

Next On The Open Source Horizon: 3D Printing

Jack M. Germain | LinuxInsider | May 28, 2014

3D printing is not yet a mainstream business activity, but the technology has progressed to the point where users can print three-dimensional objects and manufacture their own prototypes and replacement parts with relative ease. The open source community is advancing 3D printing technology by conducting experiments that could take it to the next level. Read More »

No Copyrights On APIs: Help Us Make The Case

Julie Samuels | Electronic Frontier Foundation | November 2, 2012

Earlier this year, we applauded District Court Judge Alsup for getting it right and holding that, as a matter of law, one could not copyright APIs. The case, Oracle v. Google, is now on appeal to the Federal Circuit, where a three-judge panel is going to revisit Judge Alsup’s ruling. Read More »