How Open Is the Future?
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis
Publisher: ASP-VUB Press 2008
Number of pages: 534
With the rise of the internet and the growing concern over intellectual property, this study provides an open, constructive platform for a wide range of lawyers, artists, journalists, and activists to discuss their views on the future of free and open-source software. By exchanging both complementary and conflicting opinions, the contributors look ahead to the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
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by Till Kreutzer - Wikimedia
The intention is to provide interested individuals and organisations with practical guidelines for the use and application of open content licences: How do open content licences work? How do I choose the most suitable licence for my individual needs?
by Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo - UNDP-APDIP
This primer aims to help developing nations define and determine their requirements for shaping appropriate e-commerce legislation, as well as corresponding regulatory and institutional frameworks that balance many complex issues.
by Jonathan Band, Masanobu Katoh - The MIT Press
This book -- a follow-up to Band and Katoh's successful 1995 book Interfaces on Trial -- examines the debates surrounding the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry in the last fifteen years.
by James Boyle - Yale University Press
In this book the author describes the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. He argues that every informed citizen needs to know at least something about intellectual property law.