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Need Help with Submission: Does Copyright extremism affect open source development?

Feb 25, 2009, 02:05 (2 Talkback[s])
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I am drafting a submission for OSIA to the DBCDE consultation paper on open access to public sector information (we got an extension). I'd be interested in any (first or second hand) experiences where copyright extremism has affected open source projects. For example, do you know of any occasions where someone has chosen not to implement useful, non-infringing functionality for fear of being sued?