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 E. Gabriella Coleman - Princeton University Press
Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software movement in the US and Europe, the book details the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
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 Richard M. Stallman - Free Software Foundation
Essays on ethics, law, and computer software, written by Richard M. Stallman. The book includes The GNU Manifesto and new texts on copyright, patent law, and trusted computing. Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law.
by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine - Cambridge University Press
This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.