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NY Times: Major Court Decisions Will Shape the Internet in 1999

Jan 01, 1999, 01:22 (2 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Bill Longabaugh for this link.

"Cyber Law Journal asked a panel of legal experts to predict the most significant or interesting developments in Internet law and policy for 1999."

According to Eben Moglen, professor, Columbia Law School:

"Should it happen that Microsoft is found liable for antitrust violations, the single most important legal event of 1999 will be the decision as to what do about it. The right answer is to make slight compulsory licensing changes to allow the... programmers ... who write... GNU/Linux... to release code freely that would make GNU/Linux run Windows applications programs. That way anyone who now uses Windows-based programs... could run those programs... under a completely free alternative operating system."

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