Law

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

Open*Law 2011 best images

Open*Law 2011 best images
The visual components on opensource.com are an important element to the look and feel of our content. The images help set the tone for the site. The...Read more

What SOPA means for [fill in the blank]

What SOPA means for [fill in the blank]
Today the House Judiciary Committee spent four hours debating HR 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA, despite early successes of...Read more

What's on the blacklist? Three sites that SOPA could put at risk

What's on the blacklist? Three sites that SOPA could put at risk
Proponents of the latest disastrous IP bill, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (SOPA) insist it only targets the "worst of the worst:" so-called "rogue"...Read more

Patent reform and patent totalitarianism

Patent reform and patent totalitarianism
Touted as the most extensive revision of the patent law since 1952, the America Invents Act of 2011 was signed by the President on September 16. You...Read more

How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency

How federal agencies can implement and benefit from transparency
The publication, Guide to Owning Transparency: How Federal Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Transparency , was released earlier this month and...Read more

Creative Commons 4.0 on the horizon

Creative Commons 4.0 on the horizon
Creative Commons held its Gl obal Summit a few weeks ago in Warsaw, with amazing international participation . Without question, t he most -...Read more

If we're going to have software patents, let's at least have a level playing field

If we must have software patents, at least use the same rules
Last week, I participated in a panel discussion at the Eastern District of Texas/Federal Circuit Joint Bench-Bar Conference in Dallas. The Court of...Read more

The huge societal costs of NPE software patent lawsuits

Ginormous losses from NPE software patent lawsuits
Innovative software companies start each work day knowing that, no matter how careful and how ethical they are, they face a meaningful risk of being...Read more