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

Need cash? NLnet advances open source technology by funding new projects

Laying fundaments In April 1982, exactly 30 years ago, the European Internet was launched by the Dutch researcher Teus Hagen, at a European Unix User...Read more

SAS v. WPL decision addresses boundaries of copyrights on software

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...Read more

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law

Oracle v. Google shows the folly of U.S. software patent law
Oracle v. Google has all the ingredients of an epic, high-stakes courtroom battle: a damages claim of up to $1 billion over the use of Java in the...Read more

Supreme Court orders reconsideration of breast cancer gene patent decision

Yesterday, the Supreme Court vacated Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics and remanded the case for further consideration in light...Read more

Prometheus bound: An important precedent for the next software patent case

Supreme Court
The Supreme Court’s new opinion on patent eligibility is an important step in the right direction in addressing the problem of software patents. It...Read more

Pinterest and copyright: Why you should keep sharing--and keep pinning

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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...Read more

Infographic: How patents hinder innovation

How patents hinder innovation
Patents may have been created to help encourage innovation, but instead they regularly hinder it. The US Patent Office, overwhelmed and underfunded,...Read more

A cure for the common troll

A cure for the common troll
Our bridge into the 21st Century presently houses a nasty creature who demands a toll from the best and brightest in our community. The dreaded troll...Read more