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Oral intervention by FSFE to CDIP/3

[ PDF version ] 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 the Free Software Foundation Europe … Continue reading

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FSFE’s written submission to WIPO CDIP/3

[PDF version] 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 the Free Software Foundation Europe please allow … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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FSFE statement at WIPO SCP/13 re/ future work

[PDF version] 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) Mr Chairman, We have followed the debates of this … Continue reading

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

[PDF version] 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, We consider it a fortunate coincidence that this SCP discusses … Continue reading

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

[PDF version] 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 speakers in congratulating you on the honour … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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