Fund Freelance sending comments to the Committee on Trade U.S.

Consistently continuing to fight for wider adoption of open technologies, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) on your site, organized a campaign to collect opinions on how to license restrictions hamper development progress. The reason for this was the preparation of the Committee for Trade in the U.S. (USTR) Special Report number 301 (Special 301 Report), which assesses the status and effectiveness of legislation for the protection of intellectual rights in different countries.

Traditionally, Report number 301 lobbied for software and media giants, and as a consequence suffers prejudgment and one-sided draw conclusions. Nevertheless, the Commission prepares a report, ready to listen to the views of all interested parties. And it is at this focuses FSF, encouraging the community to leave their comments on the site USTR.

FSF, through licensing compliance engineer Brett Smith (Brett Smith) USTR has already outlined his vision problems. FSF believes that the legislation promotes the protection of intellectual property and DRM technologies in particular have a negative impact on the development of software industry. As one example, is a situation where the consumer is forced to renounce the use of free media software due to the fact that, for reasons of secrecy of algorithms for this category of software copyright holder is not allowed to implement mechanisms for DRM.
FSF, in his commentary stresses that the USTR report often becomes a tool of political pressure on countries in which the work on the formation of legislation to protect
intellectual property rights is not a priority. But such a state is a fertile ground for the development of open source technology and the ACT economy. That is why the distribution of DMCA-like legislation outside the United States is invaluable injury free community, says FSF.

22 February 2010

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