Leonardo is interviewed on HADOPI Law, 2009/11/29

Leonardo’s statement to a reporter:
The HADOPI law is an example of a problem that is real but ill-formulated and worse solved. the fact that immaterial goods can be manipulated with greater freedom does not imply that the laws that used to guarantee the property rights of those goods should be cancelled, but only updated to adjust their use to the new freedom.
It iss just ironical that the country that two centuries ago has generated the “Declaration of the rights of Man and Citizen”, source of so many changes to the history of mankind, has become the vanguard of a crusade to suppress those rights in the new society that rightly expects to enjoy the new rights made possible by the new freedom.
The problem with HADOPI is that not only will the objective not be reached, but the basis of society will be damaged. The very economic interests that the law purports to support will be damaged. The enjoyment of the new freedom will be prevented,
all this to preserve obsolete business models.

The ad hoc group on Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) achieves results, 2009/09/11

The Ad hoc group on Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) has achieved very significant results, as can be seen from the output documents. Please note that these documents have not been approved by MPEG yet.

Author Title No.
AHG AIT Actors in AIT payment/cashing protocols M16837
AHG AIT Context and Objectives for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) M16838
AHG AIT Requirements and candidate technologies for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) M16839
AHG AIT Terminology for Advanced IPTV Terminal (AIT) M16840

Leonardo speaks at Patinnova 2009, 2009/04/29

Leonardo sits on a Panel at Patinnova 2009 discussing “Intellectual Property (IP) in rapidly developing industries – does it stimulate innovation?”. His message: “We already have enough robust protection of IP. What rights holders desperately need now is smart exploitation of IP. The goals of the two are not necessarily in sync”.