Oral intervention by FSFE to CDIP/3

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FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE)

STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE

COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3)

(Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009)

Mr Chairman,

On behalf [...]

FSFE’s written submission to WIPO CDIP/3

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FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE)

STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE

COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3)

(Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009)

Mr Chairman,

On behalf of [...]

Considerations on Innovation and Competition Policy

[PDF version,  paper providing input to the workshop "Technical Regulation of the Internet : From Standardization to Behavorial and Societal Norms" ]

– by Georg C. F. Greve

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)

Innovation is the process of applying new ideas for the [...]

WIPO SCP/13 – some conclusions

A very productive week of plenary discussions which culminated in Friday’s difficult informal consultations behind closed doors at the SCP/13 demonstrated that WIPO has already come a long way, but a lot remains to be done. In many ways, this 13th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on the Law of Patents (SCP) marked [...]

FSFE statement at WIPO SCP/13 re/ future work

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STATEMENT BY THE

FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE)

TO THE 13th SESSION OF THE

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE LAW OF PATENTS (SCP)

ON FUTURE WORK

(Geneva, 23-27 March 2009)

FSFE statement at WIPO SCP/13 re/ patents and standardisation

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STATEMENT BY THE

FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE)

TO THE 13th SESSION OF THE

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE LAW OF PATENTS (SCP)

(Geneva, 23-27 March 2009)

Mr Chairman,

FSFE statement at WIPO SCP/13 re/exceptions and limitations

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STATEMENT BY THE

FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE)

TO THE 13th SESSION OF THE

STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE LAW OF PATENTS (SCP)

(Geneva, 23-27 March 2009)

Mr Chairman,

FSFE joins other [...]

WSJ’s “Patently Absurd” and how it relates to the Development Agenda

Today’s Wall Street Journal Online carries a very interesting article that should also be on page 14 of the printed edition, titled "Patently Absurd". The article shows how the patent system, once set up to further innovation and strengthen economy, now does the opposite — and is becoming a threat to the U.S. economy.

Starting [...]

FOSDEM and back

After two meetings at the United Nations in Geneva I made my way to Brussels to participate in FOSDEM, which took place at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles on Saturday and Sunday.

As usual, FOSDEM was a place of great chaos and great fun. Some things have become long-established FOSDEM tradition by now, like the [...]

Software patents: They’re back!

"I’ll be back" has generally made it into history either as a promise or threat by a mediocre actor and/or even more mediocre gouvernator. But while the Terminator needed 7 years for a first reappearance, and another 12 for its second, the Terminator of European Economy (Mr Charly McCreevy) only needed months to bring software [...]