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[Fsfe-uk] Research questions

From: keith richards
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Research questions
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 23:25:02 +0100 (BST)


I'm researching a proposal for a broadcast news story
on software patents and i'm looking for help on the

1/ Suggestions for how the story might be told in a
way that engages the publics attention - specifically
an individual example that would be able to illustrate
and communicate the importance of the issue from a UK
or european perspective.

It would have to be something that could be filmed
quickly and without much difficulty!

2/ Bromcom is one angle - are there any people who
could be contacted for an interview - both within, and
outside of, the free software movement?

3/ I understand that Bromcom allegedly charged high
fees for licenses to their patented software is any
information available on that? 

3/ How would you summarise the story in 75 -150 words
(approx) in a way that both conveyed the importance of
swpatents, and gained the attention of a skeptical and
possibly disinterested audience? Who would watch and

4/ Can anyone tell me how the relationship between the
BSA and the council of European ministers was

5/ What is the timetable/expected procedure for the
second round of voting?
Alex Hudson should vouch for my good intentions.
Please mail me off-list if preferred

many thanks 


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