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Lex Mercatoria: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (protection of)

Intellectual Property - General

Links
Policy & Interest Groups

Copyright

Domain Names

Trademarks

Industrial Designs

Patents

TRIPS - Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

Alternative Memes

The Nature of Free
Software Free License
Software Open Source
Social Contracts
Creative Commons
Open Publishing
Dual Licenses
Against Software Patents

Intellectual Property - Journals Magazines and Discussions

Endnotes

Endnotes

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Lex Mercatoria: Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (protection of)

Alternative Memes

The Nature of Free
Software Free License
Software Open Source
Social Contracts
Creative Commons
Open Publishing
Dual Licenses
Against Software Patents

An area to watch, software developer's movements, with alternative intellectual property ideas:

Also see generally Private International Commercial Law

"Copyleft"/ GPL/ "Libert?" licenses See also below in this section

The Nature of Free

Open Sources : Voices from the Open Source Revolution 1st Edition January 1999, O'Reilly & Associates The Open Source Story

Software Free License

Fresh Memes in Software Development

GNU Free Software Foundation - "all information should be shared" Philosophy of the GNU Project "Copyleft", Richard Stallman GPL Why Free software is better

Don't fear the GPL

Copyleft as "the Grand Unified Theory" by Danilo Moi, 2003

Software Open Source

Open Source Software / Free Software (OSS/FS) References David A. Wheeler

OSI - Open Source Initiative definition

Open Source Software economics by Andrew Welch, 2003

Painless software management - Strategy Letter V by Joel Spolsky, 2002

Open Source's - Eric Steven Raymond projects random writings

"Involve users worldwide in software creation as allowing them to contribute to the ongoing process of improving the software they use, results in more useful, better designed, and more robust creations." Eric Raymond

Open Source Software Institute

What is OSSI? The Open-Source Software Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit (501 c 6) organization comprised of corporate, government and academic representatives whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open-source software solutions within U.S. Federal and State government agencies and academic entities.

Social Contracts

Debian Social Contract

Gentoo Social Contract

Groklaw

Creative Commons

Creative Commons

Creative Commons People

Free Culture (the book) Lawrence Lessig, 2004

Free Culture (a lecture) Lawrence Lessig, 2002

Lessig on Freedom: Use It or Lose It

Lawrence Lessig

Open Publishing

MIT Commons MIT's OKI - Open Knowledge Initiative MIT's OCW - Open Courseware

Harvard Open Courseware (on Slashdot)

Project Gutenberg

O'Reilly's Open Books

Dual Licenses

MySQL License

SleepyCat License

QT Freelicense License Trolltech

NOKOS Nokia

Against Software Patents

NO ePATENTS Eurolinux

Patent Reform Is Not Enough

Letter to the Patent Office From Professor Donald Knuth

Should Patents be Granted for Computer Software or Ways of Doing Business? The UK Government's Conclusions

Slashdot on Patents

Making the Case Against Software Patents? Slashdot


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