The Free Software Foundation today will file an amicus brief in support of its colleagues at the Electronic Frontier Foundation who are representing Grokster, Ltd. and others before the US Supreme Court in MGM v. Grokster, which will be heard at the end of this month.
US citizens: please write a letter to the US Department of State
saying you want the proposed Hague Convention (about international
recognition of choice-of-court clauses) not to apply to non-negotiated
contracts (such as clickwrap contracts).
There is a new addition to the global network of Free Software Foundation organizations. These organizations are run independently, but work cooperatively to protect and advance free software worldwide.
"I therefore urge the Boston Public Library to terminate its
association with OverDrive Audio Books, and adopt a policy of refusing
to be agents for the propagation of Digital Restrictions Management."
Yesterday's hearing (Monday, October 31, 2005) at the Massachusetts State House was clearly an attempt to delay adoption of OpenDocument Format (ODF) --- delivering a swipe at Peter Quinn, CIO and Director of the state's Information and Technology Division.