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Archive for December, 2010

Joint Statement
Catalina Botero Marino, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression
Frank LaRue, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Filtering systems which are not end-user controlled – whether imposed by a government or commercial service provider – are a form of prior censorship and cannot be justified. Corporations that provide Internet services should make an effort to ensure that they respect the rights of their clients to use the Internet without arbitrary interference.

Source: AOS 21 Dec 2010

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The General Court orders the Commission to pay Systran liquidated damages of €12 001 000
The Commission infringed the copyright and know-how held by the Systran group in the Unix version of the Systran machine translation software

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I’d probably write more about this but have to rush now:

http://ec.europa.eu/isa/strategy/index_en.htm

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/10/689&type=HTML

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The European Parliament wants to ensure that software used for the European Citizen’s Initiative (1 mio signatures for initialising European laws) is open source, adopted today:

Recital (16) The Commission should make available an open-source software incorporating the relevant technical and security features necessary in order to comply with the provisions of this Regulation as regards online collection systems.

By …*, the Commission shall set up and thereafter maintain open-source software incorporating the relevant technical and security features necessary for compliance with the provisions of this Regulation regarding the online collection systems. The software shall be made available free of charge.

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