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Gnu-Friends Digest 4/25/04

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Gnu-Friends Digest 4/25/04
Date: 26 Apr 2004 10:52:32 +0100

This is the Weekly digest for

Siva Vaidhyanathan on the state of copyright activism 
  By brian, 2004-04-24 18:01:59 
  Section: News

The online journal of internet studies, "First Monday", has a new
article on the state of copyright activism by Siva Vaidhyanathan,
Director of Communication Studies at New York University and the
author of the book "Copyrights and copywrongs".


PUBPAT challenges Microsoft Filesystem Patent 
  By brian, 2004-04-22 23:03:11 
  Section: News

The Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) has filed a formal request with
the United States Patent and Trademark Office to revoke the Microsoft
Corporation's patent on the FAT File System. In its filing, PUBPAT
submitted previously unseen prior art showing the patent (which was
issued in November 1996) was obvious and, as such, should have never
been granted.


Sale on GNU Press titles 
  By brian, 2004-04-22 22:58:45 
  Section: News

GNU Press is running a sale on several titles with up to 60% off
normal prices. The sale items are "An Introduction to Programming in
Emacs Lisp", "Texinfo: The GNU Documentation Format", and the GNU
Software for MS-Windows and MS-DOS book/CD.


Netfilter project obtains injunction against Sitecom for GPL violation 
  By brian, 2004-04-22 22:53:41 
  Section: News

The Munich district court has granted a preliminary injunction against
Sitecom Germany GmbH for violation of the GNU General Public License
of the Netfilter/Iptables Project in the WL-122 wireless access
router. The Netfilter Project is being represented by Berlin and
Munich-based law firm JBB Rechtsanwaelte.


Brian Gough

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