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Stallman: Fight French copyright law in the street

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Free software campaigner Richard Stallman said French youth should protest against a draft law on copyright that will be voted on Friday.

Wallace's Anti-GPL Suit Loses Again

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Daniel Wallace's second anti-GPL suit accusing IBM, Red Hat and Novell of predatory price-fixing and restraint of trade has gone down in flames like his first against the Free Software Foundation, which wrote the license.

Security Research and Computer Crime - Where do we Draw the Line?

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This is interesting - the case of Eric McCarty, a security researcher and sysadmin charged by Federal prosecutors last month with "knowingly having transmitted a code or command to intentionally cause damage." He exploited a SQL injection flaw to access student data, then notified SecurityFocus via email, who notified USC of the vulnerability.

French Copyright Bill Gives Apple a Break

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The French Senate approved a new copyright bill yesterday, but amended it to soften a requirement for digital music vendors such as Apple Computer to open up their DRM (digital rights management) technologies to competitors.

Apple vs. Apple: Beatles' Apple loses suit

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A long and winding legal road took another twist for the Beatles' record company today, when a British judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store.

Sun reportedly sues Azul over patents

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Sun Microsystems has sued computer maker Azul Systems Inc., accusing it of patent infringement, according to several online reports.

AMD Subpoenas Microsoft in Intel Case

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AMD on Thursday issued a subpoena to Microsoft requesting information on its dealings with rival chipmaker Intel, including the Redmond company's decision to support 64-bit chips from both manufacturers.

Music industry sues 2,000 uploaders in Europe

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The music industry unleashed a new wave of copyright lawsuits on European Internet users on Tuesday, bringing the total sued since November to around 2,000, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Beatles take rival Apple to court over core business

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This week the Apple Corps goes to the High Court seeking multimillion-pound damages against Apple Computer, the creators of the iPod, over their hugely successful iTunes Music Store.

The GPL tested in US courts - Wallace Vs FSF

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On Monday March 20, 2006 US Federal Judge John Daniel Tinder, dismissed the Sherman Act antitrust claims brought against the Free Software Foundation.

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