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US Court interprets copyleft clause in Creative Commons licenses

During the last decade, a common attack against open source licenses from their opponents stated that the documents were invalid because they had not been tested in court. This type of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) seemed to be very popular with certain unimaginative legal types unwilling to fathom innovative solutions. […]

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Bassel Khartabil, Syrian prisoner who lives and risks dying for a free Internet

Article by Stéphanie Vidal under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Please attribute author Stéphanie Vidal and first publication in Slate.France with a link to https://www.slate.fr/story/107927/bassel-khartabil-prisonnier-syrien-internet Translation into English by Philippe Aigrain, Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Jean-Christophe Peyssard Source for reposting: https://annuel.framapad.org/p/freebassel-traduction-slate Known worldwide as a free Internet […]

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Gikii 2015 Berlin Programme

This is the draft programme. Remember to register here. Venue WZB Berlin Social Science Center Reichpietschufer 50 10785 Berlin Google Maps Thursday 24 September Registration and Buffet 12.30 – 13.30 Welcome Address 13.30 Session 1. The State of the Art (Future Law) 14.00 – 15.30 David Murakami Wood. The Inevitable […]

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Forget Bitcoin, the blockchain is where it’s at

My scepticism towards Bitcoin is well-documented. While I really like the idea of decentralized payment systems and cryptocurrencies, the current implementation of Bitcoin has too many question marks for my liking. While the BTC exchange rate has been going up recently, in part prompted by a bit of hype arising […]