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The secret European Union mandate to negotiate the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was leaked. Member of the European Parliament Jens Holms said the document has confirmed his fears.
by: anteante
12 Apr 2009 10:32
2 by zoobabzoobab
14 Apr 2009 23:04 Jump!
Digital Majority publishes an open letter from the standards researcher from Dutch Technical University of Delft concerning "Interoperability between multi-vendor OOXML applications"
by: podmoklepodmokle
17 Nov 2008 08:30
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Lutz Heilmann, an MP of the party fraction "DIE LINKE" in the German Parliament uses a court injunction to cut off the domain of the German Wikipedia.de. DIE LINKE originates from the governing party of the German Democratic Republic SED and underwent several transformations. The case relates to allegations of an sms blackmail and an alleged participation in a sex shop business of a former partner and drew attention to his former service as an object protector of the GDR State security services.
by: podmoklepodmokle
17 Nov 2008 07:46
2 by zoobabzoobab
17 Nov 2008 15:34 Jump!
Judge Miriam Hall Patel, who presided over the case that killed off original Napster, is proposing that "Manufacturers and developers would need approval from this body before introducing an application or device capable of recording, distributing or copying music to consumers. The body would include technology experts to aid in making those decisions quickly -- Patel described this as "sort of like the FDA, but much faster."".
by: zoobabzoobab
12 Nov 2008 23:33
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The Soviet Internet where all software that runs on the internet needs to be certified by the State has arrived in France. The rapporteur over the law Hadopi (Internet and Creations) in the French Senate, Mr Tholliere (UMP, same party as Sarkozy), is proposing that all software running on the internet should have a stamp from the State in order to be legal.
by: zoobabzoobab
30 Oct 2008 20:26
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The Council is discussing measures to curb infringements of patented progress bars and others counterfeited shoes. ACTA and other monsters are discussed behind Council closed doors.
by: zoobabzoobab
06 Oct 2008 10:15
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I am following the Telecom Package amendments fiasco, here are some ideas for reforming the process of adoption of the laws in Europe, without any need to change the treaties.
by: zoobabzoobab
23 Sep 2008 10:45
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Commission pays Microsoft each year 226EUR for its office infrastructure. Commission has approx 36,000 users. Make the math. Commission makes also "open" tenders which prefers Microsoft products.
by: zoobabzoobab
10 Jun 2008 13:53
5 by zoobabzoobab
13 Jun 2008 17:05 Jump!
In order to find out what your members of European Parliament are doing, you need some special software. Europe by Satellite (EBS) is only for those people who have the right software.
by: zoobabzoobab
23 May 2008 17:18
2 by zoobabzoobab
23 May 2008 17:53 Jump!
In 2000 Tauchert spoke open about the commercial benefit of the patent system for patent examiners and the lack of need for economic analysis.
by: podmoklepodmokle
10 May 2008 00:19
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This press release of SUEPO, the Staff Union of the EPO, says everything about the problems of the institution.
by: zoobabzoobab
06 Apr 2008 22:01
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And Commissioner Nelly Kroes responds on behalf of the Commission.
by: arebentiarebenti
03 Apr 2008 12:22
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The ICT at the crossroads document of the Commission failed to address the field of Open Source in the line with the Lisbon strategy, finds Romeva i Rueda. The problem he identifies is the promotion of patented standards.
by: arebentiarebenti
01 Apr 2008 15:21
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The Trilaterals report shows that the EPO tries to get some economists on board. To get the perspective right they dismiss a microeconomic approach as a macroeconomic report would be more suitable to support strategic considerations.
by: podmoklepodmokle
19 Mar 2008 23:13
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The access to patent data discriminates user of the Ubuntu Operating system.
by: arebentiarebenti
13 Mar 2008 21:17
2 by rizoxrizox
29 Sep 2008 14:13 Jump!
It is almost impossible to buy a laptop without Microsoft Windows pre-installed, and it is almost impossible to buy an Apple iPhone without a subscription to a particular phone provider.
by: zoobabzoobab
10 Mar 2008 16:36
2 by arebentiarebenti
13 Mar 2008 21:09 Jump!
An MEP has written a question on the use of patented standards within public administrations. The position of the DG Enterprise is definitely to prefer RAND patented standards, and exclude free software from public administrations.
by: zoobabzoobab
10 Mar 2008 14:36
2 by zoobabzoobab
11 Mar 2008 15:39 Jump!
Marks & Clerk, a patent attorneys firm, is organizing a pro-software patent conference "Software Patents - What IT Practitioners Need To Know" in London next 31st January. From the lawyers point of view: "Many American businesses are adept at using software patents to their advantage".
by: zoobabzoobab
21 Jan 2008 13:24
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A report on "Cultural Industries" will be adopted next Tuesday in the European Parliament (CULT committee) which is requesting the suspension of internet connections for those who download, together with mandatory internet filtering measures for ISPs all over Europe. The amendment is proposed by british MEP Christopher Heaton-Harris. Some other amendments also covers "P2P website designers". It might be a good idea to contact MEPs members of CULT and ask them to reject this intrusive proposal.
by: pachybytespachybytes
16 Jan 2008 11:50
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Crest discusses the export of the patent system: "Internationalisation of R&D - Facing the Challenge of Globalisation: approaches to a proactive international policy in S&T
by: podmoklepodmokle
13 Jan 2008 07:09
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