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RTG Bills And RTG Timer

RTG Bills is a time and billing program for sole practitioners and law firms. You can enter hourly rates, fixed fees, and expenses....

September 25, 2014 by RTG Data Systems

Illinois Child Support Calculator

Calculate Illinois child support easily, instantly, and accurately with the Illinois Child Support Calculator. Share data with the...

June 9, 2014 by Family Law Software, Inc.

In-house software deserves protection

Software used internally should still be protected even if there's less risk, and companies should know limitations of copyright law and create holistic regime to safeguard intellectual property, say observers.

May 25, 2012 by

GNOME's Sandler: Is there a killer in the code?

Is there a killer in the software code running millions of medical devices? GNOME Executive Director Karen Sandler, formerly of the Software Freedom Law Center, has been fighting to get this software opened up for inspection and review since she received her own implanted defibrillator in 2008. The FDA and Supreme Court have been no help. She recently shared her journey at OSCON 2011.

September 25, 2011 by

Connecticut Child Support Calculator

Calculate Connecticut child support easily, instantly, and accurately with the Connecticut Child Support Calculator. Share data with...

June 9, 2014 by Family Law Software, Inc.

Security Q&A: Trend Micro boss Eva Chen

Eva Chen is a 20-year veteran of the security industry, having established the now Taipei-based antivirus giant in 1988 with her sister and brother-in-law while in Los Angeles. At the time, Chen kept herself afloat as a sports journalist. She's also been a software developer and has published science fiction books.

March 6, 2011 by

Swiss fileshare software broke DP law, says court

Software which identified unauthorised music uploaders broke data protection law, a Swiss court has found.Logistep's File Sharing Monitor software represented too much of an intrusion into the privacy of affected people, when balanced against the interests of copyright holders, the court found.

September 13, 2010 by

Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

The US Supreme Court's recent Bilski decison set back patent reform by at least a decade, one top Linux defender said.At LinuxCon, Software Freedom Law Center chairman Eben Moglen said the late June decision -- which extended to one business process the same patent protections that traditionally covered machines -- will keep trollers in business and open source companies on guard.

August 11, 2010 by

Copyright doesn't cover programming languages, court rules

A High Court judge has ruled that copyright law does not prevent the copying of programming languages, interfaces or program functions, but has asked the European Court of Justice to back him up on the matter.On Friday, the Hon Mr Justice Arnold made his rulings in the case of the SAS Institute versus World Programming Limited (WPL), a small company that had created an emulator of the SAS System prompting a suit from the analytical software giant.

July 28, 2010 by

Open source is filled with freeloaders

Free software leaves us free to create more knowledge, to spread the benefits of Moore's Law to more people at lower price points. It has been a lever on knowledge and the capability of the human mind the likes of which we have never seen before.

July 25, 2010 by

Frugal Friday: Corvettes, SFLC GPL Lawsuit, Apple Thought Police, FaceBook Privacy, Astak EZReader

Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss his love of Corvettes, the Software Freedom Law Center Busybox GPLv2 litigation, Apple's Worldwide Loyalty Team, the recent FaceBook privacy concerns and talk with Bob Barry, Director of Global Business Development for Astak/Team Research, which distributes the EZReader eBook device.Click Here to listen to the December 18, 2009 Frugal Friday podcast.

December 17, 2009 by

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