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Linux (the OS) Will Be Subject to the GPL v3

Today, the [FSF](http://www.fsf.org/) released the [latest draft of the GPLv3](http://gplv3.fsf.org/). The reported reason for the delay is to deal with the Novel/Microsoft deal. I.e., making explicit that if you distribute GPL licensed code, you are not allowed to sue people … Continue reading

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Kaleidescape DVD Copying Case Goes to Trial

I’ve been following [this case](http://www.kaleidescape.com/company/legal.html) for a while, ever since I saw the Kaleidescape system at a home theater dealer. *PC Magazine* is reporting that the case is now moving to trail. Kaleidescape is, according to the article, arguing that … Continue reading

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Report DVD Ripping Questions as TOS Violations on Apple Forums

Apple is about to release a new product, the AppleTV, that lets you watch movies and TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store on your television. Just like the iPod and CDs, most people already have a number of movies … Continue reading

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Will the Viacom vs. Google Lawsuit Revisit the Grokster Decision?

The lawsuit filled by Viacom is going to be an interesting one to watch. I think it might end up revisiting, and hopefully clarifying the Grokster decision. It’s basically the same set of facts; Google operates a service that has … Continue reading

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Comments on the RIAA’s p2plawsuit.com FAQ Propaganda

The RIAA’s newly launched site has turned justice into a one-click e-commerce experience. The site has an FAQ section that you might want to read to understand why you’re getting sued. As usual with the record industry, it’s full of … Continue reading

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