Law

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

Top events ahead in 2014 for abusive patent litigation

reform of abusive patent litigation
It’s a new year and all indications are that it will be a busy one for reform of abusive patent litigation. What are some of the top events ahead in...Read more

Year-in-Review: Law hot topics on Opensource.com

Top 10 open law posts in 2013
The most-read posts this year on the Opensource.com Law channel showed a strong interest in diverse legal issues in the open source world. Many...Read more

Law professors weigh in against abusive patent litigation by PAEs

8 bit patents
With patent reform legislation moving forward, an impressive group of law professors weighed in last week in favor of reform. The group submitted a...Read more

Creative Commons unveils new 4.0 licenses

creative commons licenses
Creative Commons proudly introduces our 4.0 licenses, now available for adoption worldwide. The 4.0 licenses—more than two years in the making—are...Read more

The Federal Trade Commission sets its sights on Patent Aggression Entities

patent reform
Just before the shutdown of the Federal Government last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a first and important step to examine critical...Read more

The intersection of law and software explained on the JBoss Asylum podcast

Tell me more
I recently had the honor of being a guest on the JBoss Asylum podcast, hosted by Red Hat's Emmanuel Bernard and Max Rydahl Andersen . We discussed...Read more

Teach kids about copyright: a list of resources from Creative Commons

Lessons in copyright
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids. It has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America...Read more

Expanding the 'Covered Business Method' program: Sensible patent reform ... and why opponents have it wrong

hazy shade of value
Before the summer Congressional recess, a broad coalition of job-creating businesses added their voices to the pro-reform chorus with a ringing...Read more