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Archive for January, 2007


Is free software criminal?

Open source does not violate antitrust laws, court says after quick look

The open source movement has led to the development of many useful applications, including the popular browser Firefox and the operating system Linux. But is it against the law to give software away for free? In a recent case, a US court said that open source software does not violate US antitrust laws. [more] Full article

Passing-on no defence; unlawfully collected taxes must be refunded, Supreme Court rules

Governments must refund money they collect through unconstitutional taxes, and cannot rely on the so-called ""passing-on"" defence to avoid repayment, the Supreme Court ruled in January 2007.The court's rejection of the passing-on defence may have major implications in private litigation, particularly competition (antitrust) cases. [more] Full article