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[News] MAFIAA Tries Derailing EU, Harbours US Intellectual Monopolies

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Action: EPO court needs your statements on software patents 


ORF: EU: The media industry is fighting back

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| The example of software patents - In the case of as "software patents" 
| directive on the patenting of known computer-implemented inventions had a 
| total of two parliamentary readings, a myriad of President conferences, 
| trialogue with the Commission, mediation committees, etc. needed. After 30 
| months, the parliamentarians of the thread patience finally cracked, and the 
| attempts by the electronics industry, their interests away from programmers 
| and medium-sized enterprises, with a decision by all four groups criticized.      



RIAA Sued For Racketeering Yet Again

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| A few people have filed lawsuits against the RIAA for racketeering in the
| past, though these charges have always been dismissed. In one such case,
| where the filed charges were dismissed over the summer, new claims were filed
| again charging the RIAA with racketeering for extortion, mail fraud and wire
| fraud in its ongoing efforts involving weakly supported threats against
| alleged file sharers demanding money to avoid being sued.


RIAA and BSA's Favorite Lawyers Taking Top Department of Justice Posts

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| RIAA-fan Biden's influence in the Obama administration may be larger than
| anticipated, at least when it comes to file sharing: His good pals with RIAA
| and BSA connections keep getting Department of Justice's seats.
| According to CNET, "President Obama is continuing to fill the senior ranks of
| the U.S. Department of Justice with the copyright industry's favorite
| lawyers" with the selection of Donald Verrilli, from the Verrilli Family, el
| Señor Presidente's latest acquisition.

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