Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Legal Aspects of the Information Society

This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way.

Publication date: 01 Mar 2010

ISBN-10: n/a

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Paperback: 301 pages

Views: 8,819

Type: Book

Publisher: Free Technology Acacemy

License: GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2

Post time: 03 Sep 2010 11:09:11

Legal Aspects of the Information Society

Legal Aspects of the Information Society This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way.
Tag(s): Software Libre and Open Source
Publication date: 01 Mar 2010
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 301 pages
Views: 8,819
Document Type: Book
Publisher: Free Technology Acacemy
License: GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2
Post time: 03 Sep 2010 11:09:11
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Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.  A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

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Book Description:
Malcolm Bain wrote:This book contains fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it in a safe and legal way. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark and key concepts like Copyleft and free licenses - will provide a general background upon which practical skills for different contexts can be built.

This material aims to provide the knowledge and tools that are needed to assess the possible legal issues that can arise in a Free Technology environment. It will provide the reader with the information needed to answer to common questions and doubts, and to take the right decisions from a legal perspective.

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Malcolm Bain is founding partner of id law partners, boutique law firm in Barcelona specialising in IT law. Malcolm specialises in information technology and intellectual property law. He has a wide experience representing clients on both sides of IT transactions, including several public administrations. Malcolm’s special focus is on the legal issues of open source software and content, including both developing and freeing software, establishing licensing strategies and IPR enforcement.

Malcolm Bain

Malcolm Bain is founding partner of id law partners, boutique law firm in Barcelona specialising in IT law. Malcolm specialises in information technology and intellectual property law. He has a wide experience representing clients on both sides of IT transactions, including several public administrations. Malcolm’s special focus is on the legal issues of open source software and content, including both developing and freeing software, establishing licensing strategies and IPR enforcement.


Manuel is a lawyer graduated from Universität Pompeu Fabra with a master's degree in Business Law. He currently works as a lawyer at the law offices of Fornesa, Prada & Fernández de Barcelona, specialising in commercial law: Company Operations, Commercial Contracting and New Technologies.

Manuel Gallego

Manuel is a lawyer graduated from Universität Pompeu Fabra with a master's degree in Business Law. He currently works as a lawyer at the law offices of Fornesa, Prada & Fernández de Barcelona, specialising in commercial law: Company Operations, Commercial Contracting and New Technologies.


Manuel is a lawyer and a Partner at Id Law Partners, Barcelona. He has served as coordinator and manager of European projects. He has authored several electronic commerce publications, digital tests, electronic agents, RFID.
 

Manuel Martinez Ribas

Manuel is a lawyer and a Partner at Id Law Partners, Barcelona. He has served as coordinator and manager of European projects. He has authored several electronic commerce publications, digital tests, electronic agents, RFID.
 


Judit works for Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) / Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech) as Foreign Law Adviser* in Washington, DC. Prior to her present position, Judit worked at the legal department of an international pharmaceutical company. Judit has also worked for the Information Highway Group, an information technology consulting firm where she co-wrote a study on the "legal aspects of e commerce in Europe" and for Intelligent Software Components, a spin off company of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.
 

Judit Rius

Judit works for Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) / Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech) as Foreign Law Adviser* in Washington, DC. Prior to her present position, Judit worked at the legal department of an international pharmaceutical company. Judit has also worked for the Information Highway Group, an information technology consulting firm where she co-wrote a study on the "legal aspects of e commerce in Europe" and for Intelligent Software Components, a spin off company of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute dependent on the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.
 


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