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BBC Blocks Open Source Software from iPlayer Video Service

The BBC has enabled SWF Verification for its iPlayer streaming video service. This content protection mechanism has locked out users who consume the iPlayer video content with open source software. Adobe has publicly documented the Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) that is used by Flas...
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Antipiracy Provision in Treaty Riles EU

EU's executive arm vows to make sure a global anti-counterfeiting treaty won't force countries to disconnect people for illegally downloading copyrighted content.
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Intel Alliance to Invest $3.5 Billion in U.S. tech

Intel President Paul Otellini announces plan for new alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech firms over next two years.
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FOSS Devs Can Collect Damages From License Violators

Robert Jacobson, the developer behind the open source Java Model Railroad Interface (JMRI) project, finally prevailed in a long-running open source software license enforcement lawsuit against Matthew Katzer, the owner of a company that sells commercial model train software. Katzer initi...
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Major Legal Victory for Open Source in US

The long running case of Jacobsen v. Katzer has been settled on terms favourable to Jacobsen, developer of the Java Model Railroad Interface project, and is being describes as a significant victory by legal observers...
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