Law

The Law collection is an archive of articles covering open source and legal topics.

FOSS satisfies government regulations

foss networking
Talend, a licensor of open source enterprise software, has recently received a ruling from the U.S. Customs Service corroborating that its software...Read more

What open source licensing could learn from Creative Commons

Creative Commons
The arrival of the ten-year anniversary of Creative Commons is an opportunity to express gratitude to an organization that has done so much to...Read more

Top 10 articles celebrating Creative Commons' very uncommon last 10 years

Creative Commons 10 Anniversary
To a lot of people all over the world, Creative Commons is more than a license . The organization and their mission is a shining copyleft-light for...Read more

Congressional group briefly opens up on radical copyright reform, then takes it back

broken copyright
Open source software licenses and copyright law have a complex relationship. People often say that open source turns copyright on its head and...Read more

Celebrating 10 years of Creative Commons

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is celebrating 10 years of helping artists, writers, technologist, and other creators share our knowledge and creativity with the...Read more

How will you celebrate Creative Commons' 10 year anniversary?

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is celebrating 10 years of helping artists, writers, technologist, and other creators share our knowledge and creativity with the world. We've been able to maximize our digital creativity, sharing, and innovation. For example, governments are using Creative Commons for their open data portals. Earlier this year, the UC Santa Cruz library adopted a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license for all of its content. YouTube now has over 4 million videos available under Creative Commons , allowing everyone to remix and edit the videos.Read more

How software patents are delaying the future

software patents
This fall, I went to Amsterdam to talk about " How Software Patents Are Delaying The Future ", on a discussion panel organised by the European Patent...Read more

Patent reform: Can preissuance submissions help?

patent reform
While almost no one thinks that the America Invents Act (AIA) will completely solve America’s patent problems, there are a few provisions in the AIA...Read more