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WIPO General Assembly: Broadcasting Treaty, Development Agenda and better NGO participation

Because FSFE is about to open an office in Z├╝rich and we’re also preparing some interesting actions for next week, I’m currently quite pressed for time. That is why I decided to shorten my stay at the WIPO General Assembly … Continue reading

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Piracy redefined, and other gems from Helsinki

End of last week I found myself at a seminar of the Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) in Helsinki, Finland. The seminar was titled "IPR Protection of Software: Copyright, Patent and/or Open Source?" and sponsors were in … Continue reading

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SELF Kick-off Conference in The Hague

Education and science are central issues for Free Software. So when Free Software Foundation Europe was approached by Wouter Tebbens from the Internet Society in the Netherlands for a project on education in and about Free Software and Open Standards, … Continue reading

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WIPO PCDA2: Process derailed, future unclear

Although I could not attend the last day in person, from this article on IP-Watch it appears that the Development Agenda process has apparently been derailed by yesterdays breakup [1, 2] as a reaction to the proposal of the chair. … Continue reading

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WIPO PCDA2: Free Software: Feedback to our work, and perspectives

Besides the highly controversial plenary discussion, which seems to have led to a stalemate at the current point in time, there were some very interesting points at this PCDA meeting in relation to the work FSFE has been doing at … Continue reading

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WIPO PCDA2: Escalation on day four: What is the future of the Development Agenda?

The Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA/2) took place this week at the WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland. As in February [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] and the year before, FSFE was at the meeting … Continue reading

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Freedom Day at the Free Software Forum

Today is day three of the Free Software Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which is undoubtedly one of the best Free Software conferences on this planet — and a very busy time for everyone present. Besides many meetings and discussions … 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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WIPO PCDA1: Thursday and Friday, conclusion of the meeting

The fourth day of the Provisional Committee on a Development Agenda (PCDA) for WIPO became saw even more excitement than the morning session during which Romania and Brazil got in a struggle: Chaired again by the Paraguayan Ambassador, the NGO … Continue reading

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WIPO PCDA1: Second FSFE statement, on Friends of Development proposal

The Friends of Development proposal is currently up for discussions, and NGOs are being asked for statements. Since Free Software disappeared from the Friends of Development proposal in the latest revision stage, it seemed prudent to criticse that: Mr Chair, … Continue reading

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