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huge and important news: free licenses upheld

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| So for non-lawgeeks, this won't seem important. But trust me, this is huge.
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| I am very proud to report today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal
| Circuit (THE "IP" court in the US) has upheld a free (ok, they call
| them "open source") copyright license, explicitly pointing to the work of
| Creative Commons and others.
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http://lessig.org/blog/2008/08/huge_...ws_free_l.html

Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit Overturns Jacobsen v. Katzer - Ruling as
text

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| This just in: the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has
| just overturned [PDF] the lower court's decision in Jacobsen v. Katzer, the
| model train case.
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http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...08081313212422

A Big Day in Court for the FOSS Community

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| Today those who believe in free content and free and open source software won
| a major victory in court, as reported by Larry Lessig, Mark Radcliffe, and
| Pamela Jones, among others. The underlying facts, and the legal counsel
| involved, were hardly major figures on the commercial landscape: the open
| source software at issue had been developed for model train buffs under an
| infrequently used free and open source license, and the attorney was young
| and inexperienced.
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http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standa...80813143330810


Related:

Wallace's Appeal Firmly Rejected - GPL Has Nothing to Fear [pdf]

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| PJ: "Just so you know, Daniel Wallace's appeal of the ruling
| against him in his pro se quest to overthrow the GPL on antitrust
| grounds, one of SCO's daydreams too, has been firmly rejected by
| the appeals court, as I knew it would be."
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http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/WallaceAppealRejected.pdf
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