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Life post-PRISM: Politics and Power Struggles

Following the disclosures about details on how the United States and other countries are monitoring the world there has been a global discussion about this subject that’s been long overdue. In previous articles I tried to put together what actually … Continue reading

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FSFE written intervention to WIPO CDIP/3 on ICT and the Digital Divide

[ PDF version ] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) ON DOCUMENT CDIP/3/4 ANNEX III (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) With regards to the project … Continue reading

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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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The case for a World Innovation Policy Organisation

Good innovation policy requires understanding of the regulatory impact of each policy instrument individually, as well as knowledge about the interaction of different instruments. It is therefore necessary to look at the whole spectrum available within each instrument, as well … 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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