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=== Hot topics === === OpenTechSummit, May 14th 2015, Berlin ===
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||<#ffffcc> 11 Dec 2012 - the European Parliament [[https://www.unitary-patent.eu/content/unitary-patent-keys-european-patent-office-and-door-european-parliament|committed suicide as a legislator in patent law]]. Captive patent courts will now validate EU-wide software patents without the need of a debate in Parliament(s). || [[http://opentechsummit.net/|{{attachment:Logo_OpenTecSummit_Orange-Rectangle.png|OpenTechSummit 2015}}]]
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Together with Linuxtag e.V. and Förderverein Freie Netzwerke the FFII co-organizes the OpenTechSummit 2015 in Berlin.
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[[http://twitter.com/ffii/|{{attachment:Twitter.png|Twitter|align="right"}}|target="_blank"]] The FFII curates the track “Internet, Society and Patents”. The track covers policy topics ranging from patents, copyright, net neutrality, privacy issues, digital culture and Internet policies.
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=== Press releases === Other Topics range from open hardware, free knowledge, software development and community networks. In the evening there will be an “OpenTech-Himmelfahrt” social event.
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 * 01 Apr 2014: [[ffii.press:Press releases/FFII to form offensive patent pool against IBM, Microsoft, Philips and SAP|FFII to form offensive patent pool against IBM, Microsoft, Philips and SAP]]
 * 24 Sep 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/EPO software patents continue despite the european parliament vote|EPO software patents continue despite 10th anniversary of the European Parliament vote]]
 * 14 Jun 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/FFII condemns investor-to-state arbitration in trade talks with US|FFII condemns investor-to-state arbitration in trade talks with US]]
 * 27 Mar 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/taz.die tageszeitung receives Document Freedom Germany Award|taz.die tageszeitung receives Document Freedom Germany Award]]
 * 18 Mar 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/Civil society organisations say no to intellectual property in EU - US trade agreement|Civil society organisations say no to intellectual property in EU - US trade agreement]]
 * 20 Feb 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/Ministers signed Unitary Patent Court agreement|Ministers signed Unitary Patent Court agreement]]
 * 31 Jan 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/CETA threatens Internet, health and democracy|CETA threatens Internet, health and democracy]]
 * 15 Jan 2013: [[ffii.press:Press_releases/Amazon_one-click_patent_still_lingering_in_Europe_after_15_years|Amazon one-click patent still lingering in Europe after 15 years]]
 * 14 Jan 2013: [[ffii.press:Press releases/FFII still challenges Amazon one-click gift order patent|FFII still challenges Amazon one-click gift order patent]]
 * 21 Nov 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/Unitary Patent: Council asks Parliament to sign its deathcertificate in patent law|Unitary Patent: Council asks Parliament to sign its death certificate in patent law]]
 * 13 Nov 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/FFII letter to European Court of Justice on ACTA|FFII letter to European Court of Justice on ACTA]]
 * 23 Jul 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/European Commission net neutrality consultation excludes TOR users|European Commission net neutrality consultation excludes TOR users]]
 * 27 Apr 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/EU patent plans are a fuel for patent trolls, says British Telecom | EU patent plans are a fuel for patent trolls, says British Telecom]]
 * 01 Apr 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/EU Patent Court will be located in Sealand, ministers say|EU Patent Court will be located in Sealand, ministers say]]
 * 28 Mar 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/1&1 Internet AG receives German Document Freedom Award|1&1 Internet AG receives German Document Freedom Award]]
 * 17 Feb 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/EuroParliament to exclude Free Software with patents and FRAND|EuroParliament to exclude Free Software with patents and FRAND]]
 * 10 Feb 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/European Standardisation Reform lowers the bar|European Standardisation Reform lowers the bar]]
 * 26 Jan 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/Poland is not lost - could challenge ACTA at the ECJ|Poland is not lost - could challenge ACTA at the ECJ]]
 * 23 Jan 2012: [[ffii.press:Press releases/EP legal service consistently overlooks known issues with ACTA|EP legal service consistently overlooks known issues with ACTA]]

=== Updates ===

For news and updates from FFII follow our blog on https://blog.ffii.org/
or on Twitter [[http://twitter.com/ffii/|@ffii]]
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|| [[http://www.ffii.de/wiki/DFD2012|{{attachment:dfd-generic-banner-210.png|DFD 2012}}]] || On [[http://documentfreedom.org/|Document Freedom Day 2012]] (March 28th) Internet company 1&1 was awarded for offering an open standards based and interoperable chat application to their customers. [[http://www.ffii.de/wiki/DFD2012|(More info)]] ||
|| [[http://www.euhackathon.eu|{{attachment:euhackathon.png|DFD 2011}}]] || FFII supports the [[http://www.euhackathon.eu|EU Hackathon]] The Hack4Transparency event will take place from Tuesday 8 to Wednesday 9 November 2011 and will be the first-ever ‘hackathon’ within the European Parliament.||
|| [[http://www.ffii.de/wiki/DFD2011|{{attachment:dfd2011_banner.png|DFD 2011}}]] || On [[http://documentfreedom.org/|Document Freedom Day 2011]] (March 30th) [[http://www.tagesschau.de|tagesschau.de]] was awarded by FSFE and FFII for making their programs available in the open video format "Ogg Theora". [[http://www.ffii.de/wiki/DFD2011|(More info)]] ||
|| [[http://action.ffii.org/acta|{{attachment:ashtonia.png|Goddess Ashtonia|width=210}} ]] || In a confidential manner the EU, US and Japan negotiate an '''Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)'''. No official drafts are published. ACTA will contain a new international benchmark for legal frameworks on the enforcement of copyrights, trade mark rights, patents and others. [[http://action.ffii.org/acta|FFII ACTA WG]] presents an [[http://action.ffii.org/acta/Analysis|analysis of the planned Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)]]. Please follow our [[http://acta.ffii.org|ACTA blog]] for the latest developments.||
|| [[http://action.ffii.org/eif|{{attachment:eifv2d.png|interop levels|width=210}} ]] || FFII analyses a new '''European Interoperability Framework 2.0 Draft'''. FFII explains why a release in its current form would undermine interoperability enforcement. The new draft is a follow-up to a famous earlier document 1.0 with a strong emphasis on genuine open standards (and open source). The FFII [[http://action.ffii.org/eif|makes 10 recommendations on how to improve the EIF 2.0]].||
|| [[http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/211000297544/|{{attachment:ssp.png|Europen petition to stop software patents in Europe|width=210}} ]] || New '''European petition to stop software patents''': With support the FFII and others, software developers [[http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/211000297544/|launched a petition in 28 languages to stop software patents]] and protect European innovators. It requests legislative clarifications to clear out the legal uncertainty and imbalances created by software patents. We encourage you to [[http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/211000297544/ | sign the petition]], [[http://stopsoftwarepatents.eu/211000297544/|{{attachment:ssp-luett.png}}|Sign SSP Petition!|align="right"}}|target="_blank"]] ||
|| [[https://www.ffii.org/bilski | {{attachment:img_bilski_acb.jpg|The FFII's Amicus Curiae Brief|width=210}} ]] || '''Bilski case at the Supreme Court''': The FFII and IP Justice filed a joint Amicus Curiae Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case Bilski v. Kappos is expected to become a landmark ruling on the future of the U.S. patent system. Our Brief explains the dangers of software and business methods, the interlink between both, and points out alternatives to the so called Machine-or-Transformation test used for categorizing patents. Copies of our Brief were provided to each of the Justices and to a large number of depositories around the US. Bilski v. Kappos is considered the single most important decision worldwide on the issue of patents on business methods, software and algorithms since the rejection of the EU Software Patents Directive. [[bilski | Read more.]] ||
|| [[http://press.ffii.org/Press%20releases/Software%20patents%20plot%20buried%20under%20amicus%20avalanche | {{attachment:epo.jpg|EPO referral on the question of software patents (G03/08)|width=210}} ]] || '''EPO Referral on the question of software patents'''. Interested parties were invited to file statements - Amicus Briefs - to the EPO Enlarged Board Of Appeal. The FFII created a working group to contribute to the referral, and a dedicated staff team worked full time on this issue. The FFII submitted a statement, helped other players and raised awareness to many affected corporations about the Referral. More than 89 statements have been published by the EPO Register. Find out more about the [[EPOReferral| G3-08 Referral]]. ||

The FFII is a global network of associations dedicated to information about free and competitive software markets, genuine open standards and patent systems with lesser barriers to competition. The FFII contributions enabled the rejection of the EU software patent directive in July 2005, working closely with the European Parliament and many partners from industry and civil society. CNET awarded the FFII the Outstanding contribution to software development prize for this work. FFII continues to defend your right to a free and competitive software market and informational freedom.

OpenTechSummit, May 14th 2015, Berlin

OpenTechSummit 2015

Together with Linuxtag e.V. and Förderverein Freie Netzwerke the FFII co-organizes the OpenTechSummit 2015 in Berlin.

The FFII curates the track “Internet, Society and Patents”. The track covers policy topics ranging from patents, copyright, net neutrality, privacy issues, digital culture and Internet policies.

Other Topics range from open hardware, free knowledge, software development and community networks. In the evening there will be an “OpenTech-Himmelfahrt” social event.

Updates

For news and updates from FFII follow our blog on https://blog.ffii.org/ or on Twitter @ffii

Activities

How to help us

The FFII is funded partly from individual membership fees, and partly from donations from individuals and larger donors from industry and civil society. Your donations and other contributions help us to make a difference.

If you want to get involved in the FFII, subscribe to our thematic mailing lists, or look at the Home areas of action.

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