Software Freedom Law Center

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Name: Software Freedom Law Center
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future

October 9, October 30, November 13 and December 4; 2013. Columbia Law School in association with Software Freedom Law Center From approximately 17:11 in NSA Spying talk 3 of 4 by Prof. Eben Moglen, a presentation sponsored by the Software Freedom Law ... [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Supreme Court set for landmark decision -- good or bad -- on software patents

The U.S. Supreme Court has the chance to clarify -- and possibly eliminate -- software patents forever in its hearing of Alice Corporation v. CLS Bank. You may recall that the Federal Circuit had the chance to decide the case but failed to reach a conclusion. ... [Published InfoWorld - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Supreme Court to decide when ideas become too 'abstract' to patent

FORTUNE -- A hugely important patent case—yes, another one—is being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday. It's about the patentability of computer-implemented, business-method patents, a category that includes much software.For the common mortal, the ... [Published Fortune - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Pursuing adoption of free and open source software in governments

Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article ... [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Software Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp v. CLS Bank on the Briefs

By Dennis Crouch Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Supreme Court Docket No 13-298 (2014) Later this term, the US Supreme Court will shift its focus toward the fundamental question of whether software and business methods are ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Mar 13 2014]
Entities: Patent, Invention, Bank
First reported Mar 01 2014 - Updated Mar 01 2014 - 2 reports

Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Rules!

What started out as quite the slow news day turned out to be deceptively interesting. OMG!Ubuntu! has picked out five of the best community submissions for Ubuntu 14.04 wallpapers and Chema Martin posted a "visual tour" of Fedora 20. Bruce Byfield looks ... [Published OStatic blogs - Mar 01 2014]
First reported Jan 26 2014 - Updated Jan 27 2014 - 1 reports

Google India Appeals to Supreme Court Over “Defamatory” Comments

In a lawsuit that may influence how internet companies do business in a rapidly growing south Asia market, India’s Supreme Court will decide whether Google, Inc.’s ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) Indian unit is liable for supposedly defamatory comments that were ... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jan 26 2014]
First reported Dec 10 2013 - Updated Dec 10 2013 - 1 reports

Bruce Schneier and Eben Moglen, Dec 12, Columbia U/NYC

James writes, "Following on Eben Moglen's mind-warping series of talks about life after Snowden , the Software Freedom Law Center has invited Bruce Schneier to join Eben for a conversation informed by Bruce's own analysis of the leaked documents . ... [Published Boing Boing - Dec 10 2013]

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On this point, Justice Scalia summarised the core problem especially well: "If you just say 'use a computer,' you haven't invented anything." Even by the end of this section, Justice Kagan was still asking the same question, using mail order as an example -- why something commonly done in the...
Software Freedom Law Center, Free Software Foundation, Open Source Initiative: "Computer programs are algorithms for computers to execute. … Standing alone, without specialized machinery … they are not patentable. … Innovation in software, like innovation in mathematics, is encouraged by scientific processes of free sharing and open publication, not by granting state-issued monopolies on ideas." (Attorneys led by the center's director-counsel Eben Moglen, who is also a professor at Columbia Law School.)
...The default wallpapers are gorgeous." Today's tour is an accompaniment to a recent review of Fedora 20 in which Martin said, "Fedora 20 continues to be my champion distro for the third release in a row. Performance is king, Looks and ease of use continue their ever improving path, and having the very latest from applications is something truly worth experiencing."
James writes, "Following on Eben Moglen's mind-warping series of talks about life after Snowden , the Software Freedom Law Center has invited Bruce Schneier to join Eben for a conversation informed by Bruce's own analysis of the leaked documents . Bruce is one of the smartest thinkers around when it comes to understanding how security and surveillance operate in the realreal world. And he is unsurpassed at presenting complicated security concepts even to people who lack his expertise. Between Moglen's sophisticated thoughts and Bruce's grounded approach, we're sure to learn a lot about where we stand and what we can do next!"

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Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
Supreme Court set for landmark decision -- good... [Published InfoWorld - Apr 01 2014]
Supreme Court to decide when ideas become too '... [Published Fortune - Mar 28 2014]
Pursuing adoption of free and open source softw... [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Mar 25 2014]
Software Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp v. CLS ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Mar 13 2014]
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published OStatic blogs - Mar 01 2014]
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published GigaOM Network - Mar 01 2014]
Google India Appeals to Supreme Court Over “Def... [Published Wall St. Cheat Sheet - Jan 26 2014]
Bruce Schneier and Eben Moglen, Dec 12, Columbi... [Published Boing Boing - Dec 10 2013]
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Eben Moglen: Snowden and the Future [Published Public Intelligence Blog - Apr 04 2014]
October 9, October 30, November 13 and December 4; 2013. Columbia Law School in association with Software Freedom Law Center From approximately 17:11 in NSA Spying talk 3 of 4 by Prof. Eben Moglen, a presentation sponsored by the Software Freedom Law ...
Pursuing adoption of free and open source softw... [Published O'Reilly Radar - Insight, analysis, and researc ... - Mar 25 2014]
Free and open source software creates a natural — and even necessary — fit with government. I joined a panel this past weekend at the Free Software Foundation conference LibrePlanet on this topic and have covered it previously in a journal article ...
Software Patent Eligibility: Alice Corp v. CLS ... [Published Patent Law Blog (Patently-O) - Mar 13 2014]
By Dennis Crouch Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, Supreme Court Docket No 13-298 (2014) Later this term, the US Supreme Court will shift its focus toward the fundamental question of whether software and business methods are ...
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published OStatic blogs - Mar 01 2014]
What started out as quite the slow news day turned out to be deceptively interesting. OMG!Ubuntu! has picked out five of the best community submissions for Ubuntu 14.04 wallpapers and Chema Martin posted a "visual tour" of Fedora 20. Bruce Byfield looks ...
Ubuntu Wallpapers, Fedora 20 Tour, and Linux Ru... [Published GigaOM Network - Mar 01 2014]
What started out as quite the slow news day turned out to be deceptively interesting. OMG!Ubuntu! has picked out five of the best community submissions for Ubuntu 14.04 wallpapers and Chema Martin posted a "visual tour" of Fedora 20. Bruce Byfield ...
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