January 24, 2005

Post-Powell Punditry [6:01 pm]

Whither the FCC in the post-Powell era? Lots of guesses and observations out there. Here are a few of what will be a growing list:

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Poland’s Still Causing Unrest [5:58 pm]

(Sorry about the paucity of postings — being away for over a week leads to some substantial backlogs to clear)

Yahoo! News - Fresh Delay Hits EU Software Patent Bill [pdf]

Poland, a large EU member whose backing is crucial for the adoption of the proposed rules, told Reuters last week it was not ready to back the legislation amid fears it could open the door to the patenting of pure computer software.

[...] Poland’s resistance delays the procedure for the second time in two months, which diplomats said may reopen discussions and pave the way for more aggressive lobbying from the Open Source community of independent software developers.

The Register: Poland blocks software patents again; BBC News: New delay hits EU software laws

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