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Talks by Larry Lessig and Brewster Kahle (Oxford)
By brian, Section News
Posted on Sat May 22nd, 2004 at 18:28:51 GMT
[From NTK.net] The Oxford Internet Institute is holding a series of interesting talks, starting this week with Brewster Kahle on "Universal Access to Knowledge" (Monday, 24 May) and Professor Larry Lessig on "Rediscovering Free Culture" (Friday, 28 May). Details from OII.ox.ac.uk.

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RMS talk on software patents (London, Friday 21 May)
By brian, Section News
Posted on Thu May 20th, 2004 at 12:04:57 GMT
Richard Stallman will speak at an event arranged at short notice by FFII-UK on the dangers of software patents. The meeting will be held at on Friday 21 May, 6pm, at the Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre #1, University College London, Gower Street. The talk is free, with space for 300 attendees.

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FSFE on software patents: A bad day for Europe
By brian, Section News
Posted on Thu May 20th, 2004 at 12:04:48 GMT
[From FSFE] FSF Europe has responded to the latest decision of the EU council on software patents with an official statement, and analysis of the background to the new directive. According to Georg Greve, President of FSFE, the council's vote means that "Europe is about to finally give up on the goal of its heads of states and governments to become the 'most competitive knowledge-based region'". The full announcement is available from FSFEurope.org.

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New software patent directive passes EU council by thin majority
By brian, Section News
Posted on Thu May 20th, 2004 at 12:04:40 GMT
[From FFII] The EU presidency secured political approval for its new draft of the software patents directive in a meeting of the Council of Ministers -- by 7 votes, overturning the earlier amendments of the European Parliament excluding software from patentability. Belgium , Denmark, Italy, Spain and Austria refused to support the new text and Estonia voted against. Full details from FFII.org.

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APRIL disassociates from FSFE
By brian, Section News
Posted on Thu May 20th, 2004 at 12:04:25 GMT
APRIL, the French Association for Promotion and Research in Libre Computing, has deaffiliated itself from FSF Europe and is no longer an FSFE associate organization. More details from FSFEurope.org.

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