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Leonardo is upset by approval of HADOPI, 2009/06/13

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The French Sénat finally approves the so-called HADOPI (Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des droits sur Internet) law. Leonardo is particularly upset by it not so much because an internet user who has been caught three times illegally handling copyrighted content sees his internet connection severed, but because someone must have access to the content of the private communication of the internet user to make those assessments. Leonardo fears that something similar to the HADOPI…

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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".

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Carlo Piana submits a proposal for an “MXM Public Licence” to the Open Source Initiative (OSI), 2009/03/26

Carlo Piana, a law attorney specialising in the Open Source Software (OSS) practice he calls "Free Software", submits a proposal for an "MXM Public Licence" to the Open Source Initiative (OSI) on behalf of Leonardo. The proposal basically extends the provisions of the Mozilla Public Licence (MPL 1.1) where (legal concepts expressed by a non-legal person) the originator of the code releases the copyright of the code, the patents that are relevant to exercise the code that he may hold, but…

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