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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 as be aware of how other instruments may be empowered or invalidated through [...]

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 [...]

Some pointers on European Software Strategy, WIPO and further reading

It’s been one of “those” months. Again.

First and foremost, the European Software Strategy has taken up a lot of time and energy for myself and others in FSFE. Having been invited to contribute our expertise to the process of drafting input into the strategy, we’ve participate in several working groups, [...]

Topic of 2009: Interoperability

It seems the topic of 2008 will also be the key topic of 2009. This is hardly surprising.

Interoperability is at the connecting point of innovation and standardisation, of Free Software and proprietary software, of SME’s and large enterprises, and is intrinsically connected with questions of public procurement and regulation of the market. From the [...]