August 13, 2008

Open Source Licenses Enforceable as Copyright Conditions

August 13th 2008

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overtured a lower court’s decision in Jacobsen v. Katzer, stating that “Copyright holders who engage in open source licensing have the right to control the modification and distribution of copyrighted material.” From Professor Lawrence Lessig’s blog In non-technical terms, the Court has held […]

MIT Students Restrained From Answering MBTA Claims

August 13th 2008

An update on yesterday’s post, MBTA Makes MIT Subway Hack Guide Famous. The MBTA issued a statement to CNET which tells their view of how MIT students approached shared information with the organization about flaws in its fare card system. Now Dan Grabauskas, the general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, has told the […]