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2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists

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Embedded Linux distributions

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2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

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Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

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2010-02-08 12:00 Age: 14 Years

Prof Eben Moglen on "GNU GPL Version 3: The Law Making Process"

By: Carsten Emde

International Conference on Commons, Users, Service Providers Internet (Self-)Regulation and Copyright

hosted by

  • Prof Dr Axel Metzger, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Legal Informatics
  • Prof Dr Thomas Dreier, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Prof Dr Gerald Spindler, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

will be held on March 17-18, 2010, at the Leibnizhaus, Holzmarkt 4, D-30159 Hannover, Germany.

Self-regulation of the Internet has been controversial from the very beginning. Liberal voices have emphasized the positive effects of a truly global medium of unrestricted communication where new ways of collaboration amongst creators, users and providers may be implemented. For conservatives, the internet provides a biotope for all types of illegal activity including copyright ‘piracy’. However, state-driven regulation is hardly ever effective due to the decentralized architecture of the internet and the territorially restricted sovereignty of states.

The conference highlights three different models of regulation for copyright issues;
the self-regulation of free software and content communities, the de-regulation of ISP‘s liability and the strict regulation of personal and other privileged use by copyright limitations and exceptions.

The morning session of March 18 certainly is of special interest in the context of using, developing and distributing Open Source Software:


Free Software and Content Communities: Current Issues in European Law
Prof Dr Axel Metzger, Institute of Legal Informatics, Leibniz Universität Hannover


GNU GPL Version 3: The Law Making Process
Prof Eben Moglen, Columbia University, New York City




GNU GPL Enforcement in Germany and Europe
Dr Till Jaeger, JBB Rechtsanwälte, Berlin


Creative Commons International: Achievements and Perspectives
Dr Tina Maracke, Berlin

For the other presentations on March 18 and the entire program of March 17, please refer to the Internet announcement or to this flyer (PDF format).

Fee: 50€ (reduced student fee 25€)
Registration by email to conferenceª, deadline March 1, 2010

Contact: Dennis Jlussi, André Sabellek, conferenceª
Tel.: +49 511 762-8161, Fax: +49 511 762-8290

Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Rechtsinformatik
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover

Funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft