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

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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