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歐盟法院認為公開無線網路的營運者不需要對使用者的侵權行為負責

歐盟法院 (The Court of Justice of the European Union) 認為公開無線網路的營運者不需要對使用者的侵權行為負責:「EU Court: Open WiFi Operator Not Liable For Pirate Users」。 不過這是有一些前提的,法院認為應該要符合這幾個要件,營運方才不要負責。基本上完全沒有 filter 限制的無線網路會符合這些條件: The Court further notes that in order for such ‘mere conduit’ services to be exempt from third party … Continue reading

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美國政府應該已經取得大量原始程式碼,而且 CEO 不知情

從 Bruce Schneier 這邊看到的:「Companies Handing Source Code Over to Governments」。 直接對員工下法院命令,並且不得告知任何其他人有這個命令 (包括 CEO): These orders are so highly classified that simply acknowledging an order's existence is illegal, even a company's chief executive or members of the board may not be … Continue reading

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在美國「製造槍枝的方法」是否受到管制?

有了 3D Printer 後,就有人用 3D Printer 設計槍枝,而 Defense Distributed 則是當中頗有名的藍圖,而作者把這份藍圖給丟出來讓大家用。 美國憲法第二修正案保障人民持有並攜帶武器的權利不得被侵犯,但「散佈製造槍枝的方法」是否也是被第二修正案保護,則還在打官司決定:「Does it violate federal export law if a website publishes CAD files of firearms?」。 目前看起來要打到巡迴庭...

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19 歲的英國寫了個機器人程式產生上訴文件,半年成功消滅了一億的罰單

看起來是用 template 加上一些問題組合成的:「A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets」、「A teenager has saved motorists over £2 million by creating a website to appeal parking fines」。 會問一些問題,然後產生一份文件讓你上訴: Once you sign in, a chat screen … Continue reading

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英國法院認為 GCHQ 偷黑別人機器是合法的

出自「Tribunal rules computer hacking by GCHQ is not illegal」這篇報導。在 Edward Snowden 爆料美國與英國政府都在幹黑的後,Privacy International 就提出訴訟控告 GCHQ,但前幾天法院認定這樣是合法的: Campaigners Privacy International have lost a legal challenge claiming the spying post's hacking operations are too intrusive and break European law. The case was launched … Continue reading

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法國法院認為 Facebook 條款違反消費者保護法令

在「France says Facebook must face French law in nudity censorship case」這邊提到法院認為 Facebook 的使用條款中要求必須在加州法院解決的條件,使得法國的使用者難以提出訴訟,違反法國的消費者保護法令而無效: The Terms of Service add, "The laws of the State of California will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and … Continue reading

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Google 的書本掃描服務被認定為「合理使用」

Google 的書本掃描服務被認定為合理使用:「Google's Book-Scanning Project Ruled to Be Legal `Fair Use'」。 “Google’s unauthorized digitizing of copyright-protected works, creation of a search functionality and display of snippets from those works are non-infringing fair uses,” U.S. Circuit Judge Pierre Leval wrote on behalf … Continue reading

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GNU GPLv2 的判例

在 OSNews 上看到 GNU GPLv2 在美國的判例:「The GNU GPL to be tested in court」。 引用的報導在「GPLv2 goes to court: More decisions from the Versata tarpit」這篇,裡面有幾個角色: Ximpleware:撰寫了一套 XML parser,同時以 GPLv2 與商用版權釋出。 Versata:在自家產品 DCM software 使用了 Ximpleware 的 XML parser,依照後面的訴訟,看起來是沒有付錢買商用版本。而 DCM software 裡面沒有引用 GPLv2 … Continue reading

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