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

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 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

Should software patents be abolished?

patent struggle
We talk a lot about what might be done to fix the problems of software patents, but not much about abolishing them. Abolition seems well-nigh...Read more

Do you use a Creative Commons license for your work?

creative commons
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovationRead more

Choosing a license for your work

creative commons
Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure...Read more

Software patents make front page of New York Times

software patents
This morning the New York Times published a front-page story on software patents. My wife got to the paper before I did, and as I got coffee she told...Read more

The new software hygiene: Declare a license or risk losing participation

desire path
I had the privilege of working with David Tilbrook almost 25 years ago. He was the first person with whom I ever worked that clearly articulated...Read more