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Webcast relief defers Day of Judgement
At the third attempt, the Webcast relief bill HR.5469 passed the Senate in the early hours of this morning, although key issues of royalties and rates remain open. It's a significantly different beast to its predecessor, which crashed and burned shortly before the House adjourned last month.
W3C rejects net patent tax, avoids web schism
The web standards consortium W3C has agreed on a policy that should prevent nasty royalty surprises for developers in the future.