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By Stephen Downes
March 19, 2003

W3C Publishes Patent Policy Draft This has been an ongoing issue within the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) for many years: should it endorse standards for which royalties are charged? The answer, in a nutshell: No. The consortium is making the right call here. Allowing patent technologies to define the web not only allows individual companies to unduly benefit, it also grants those same companies an unreasonable amount of control over the net itself. By Clint Boulton, InternetNews.Com, March 19, 2003 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

UnivAtty Just launched, this blawg (b-law-g, or law blog) by an attorney at Baylor University will focus on copyright issues and file sharing. There's not a lot of content yet, but it looks like it might be a good stopping point for people interested in those issues. By Chris Holmes, March, 2003 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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