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Law books in a library

Get to know the new OSI-approved Cryptographic Autonomy License and CERN open hardware licenses.
open source button on keyboard

Everyone has been a minority in a larger group. You lived overseas and were the only American. You...
Copyright is not registration.

Here's one list purporting to be the "10 Major Companies Which Are Supporting SOPA/PIPA" – Philip...
copyright troll hiding under a bridge illustration

Some time ago, at the very beginning of opensource.com, I wrote a post on the possibility of using...
Brand and community balancing on a see-saw

My friend and former colleague Chris Grams recently wrote a great article on the topic of extending...
Trademark symbols

Can–or should–a programming language name be a trademark? The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the...
Good intentions, misrepresentation, and deception

By Harvey Anderson Trademarks used for open source projects–like for the Mozilla Firefox browser–...

Patent decisions are usually pretty dry stuff, but In Media Technologies Licensing, LLC v. The...

The mashup and the meme aren't new, but there is an interesting video on YouTube about "stage 2"...

Photographer PeteZab , Peter Zabulis, publishes his photos on Flickr. Here are some of his snow...