European Directive 2001/29/EC Harmonization of Copyright and Related rights in the Information Society

Also known as Directive InfoSoc. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2001:167:0010:0019:EN:PDF

Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

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UK Intellectual Property Office

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World Intellectual Property Organization

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Microsoft set to open up software

Microsoft has announced that it will open up the technology of some of its leading software to make it easier to operate with rivals’ products.┬áThe technology giant is to publish key software blueprints on its website. Read more …

YouTube: Trade secrets are safe but your information isn’t

A judge has ordered YouTube to hand over information about every video watched including logins and user IP addresses to Viacom, which is suing the video sharing service for $1bn. YouTube won’t be forced to hand over its source code to Viacom because a US judge has ruled that it is a trade secret, but ...