How Open Is the Future?
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis
Publisher: ASP-VUB Press 2008
Number of pages: 534
With the rise of the internet and the growing concern over intellectual property, this study provides an open, constructive platform for a wide range of lawyers, artists, journalists, and activists to discuss their views on the future of free and open-source software. By exchanging both complementary and conflicting opinions, the contributors look ahead to the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
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by Lawrence Lessig - Basic Books
Lessig describes how managing copyright will have an impact upon every individual in the future. As we develop and share digitial content how we protect copyright will determine if the Internet will improve information for the global citizen.
by Jessica Litman - Michigan Publishing Services
Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law?
by Malcolm Bain - FTA
Fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark, Copyleft and free licenses are covered.
by Prodromos Tsiavos, et al. - Wikibooks
This text presents the key legal issues with regard to Language Resources re-use, particularly in Machine Translation and Machine Processing, and the permitted acts and key policy suggestions as to amendments in the relevant bodies of legislation.