Alan Cox stars in EU copyright protest debate
Open source and free use under threat?
Linux heavyweight Alan Cox is to speak on a debate next week about the proposed European Union Copyright Directive which has alarmed many in the Internet community.
Cox will speak on the negative effects the directive could have on open source software development during a Campaign for Digital Rights mini-conference, to be held in London's City University on Monday evening.
The debate is likely to cover the Dmitri Sklyarov case, DVDs on Linux and copy protected CDs, as well as the EU copyright Directive - which has been compared to the America's controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act by its opponents. Opponents say the directive will stymie legitimate free uses of copyright material enshrined in international copyright law.
You can find out more details of the free event here. ®
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