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Internship Economies of the Commons 3 conference with research opportunities
The Images for the Future consortium (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Nationaal Archief (National Archives of The Netherlands), Eye Film Institute Netherlands, and Kennisland Foundation - http://imagesforthefuture.com/en/) is currently preparing the third Economies of the Commons conference on the future of pu...
The decision is less about technology, it is rather a decision on cultural freedom and the free market. Software patents will stifle economic growth and innovation, they are used by monopolistic companies to regulate markets and to rule out competitors.
The demonstrate against the attempts of the few big corporations and their lobby to restrict the economic development of European companies.
The directive on software patents and restrictive copyrights is a major threat to innovation and cultural freedom in Europe. Unfortunately the EU Commission succeeded in adopting the directive that is widely criticized. In an undemocratic act the Commission adopted the software patent directive against the will of various member countries.