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 Oracle v. Google and API copyrightability
As has been widely reported, the district court in the Oracle v. Google case has issued an order holding that the "structure, sequence and organization" (SSO) of 37 J2SE 5.0 API packages is not copyrightable. Oracle is expected to appeal.
12 comments Posted 4 Jun 2012 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
Paul's Boutique on the turntable
Earlier this month, the world lost a music pioneer when Adam Yauch, a.k.a “MCA” of the Beastie Boys, succumbed to cancer at the age of 47. A founding member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch expanded upon his success in the music industry to exert his considerable influence and contributions outside... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Corey Welton Feed
copyrights on software
Last week the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest court in the European Union on matters of EU law, issued a judgment in the case of SAS Institute Inc. v. World Programming Ltd., C-406/10, which was referred to the court for a preliminary ruling by the UK's High Court of Justice for... Read more
0 comments Posted 8 May 2012 by Richard Fontana (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work." The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more... Read more
8 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Creative Commons provides a set of copyright licenses and tools "that give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to keep their copyright while allowing certain uses of their work." The idea is to make sharing on the Internet more... Read more
8 comments Posted 2 May 2012 by Colin Dodd (Red Hat) Feed
Copyright paradigm shift in visegrad countries
The field of copyright is associated with important cultural, social, and technological aspects, all of which have to be taken into account when formulating policy in this field. In the last 20 years, copyright and  patent holders in different fields of industry and art have entered into a period... Read more
0 comments Posted 4 Apr 2012 by Marek Mahut (Red Hat) Feed
Pinterest logo
Pinterest is a social site for image sharing around themes that launched in closed beta in March 2010. As the site proceeded through an invite system and finally registration requests, it gained a considerable following and was one of Time's "50 Best Websites of 2011." In January 2012, it drove... Read more
6 comments Posted 7 Mar 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
CC logo
In response to requests for reuse of its content, like guides and how-to information, the University of California Santa Cruz library has adopted a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license for all of its content. "Many of us like to use Creative Commons licensed material in our own writing and teaching,... Read more
0 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
ACTA's back
Technology issues are now a matter for citizens of the internet and not just big corporations. Now that the US bills SOPA and PIPA have been put on ice, attention has returned to their parent, an international treaty called ACTA. I've written extensively about ACTA before, but in summary it is an... Read more
3 comments Posted 6 Feb 2012 by Simon Phipps Feed
The Supreme Court's Golan decision gives short shrift to the public domain
In a decision that favored the 1% (copyright owners) over the 99% (consumers and the public domain), the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that neither the Patent and Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution nor the First Amendment prohibits the removal of works from the public domain. Golan v... Read more
0 comments Posted 2 Feb 2012 by Tyler Ochoa Feed

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