So, what can we do to fight the excesses of copyright and patents?
- Some online shops such as Amazon allow customers to tag their products. Let’s tag the DRM supporting media players & the DRM protected media using a tag: DefectiveByDesign. Check it out: defectivebydesign tag at amazon.com.
- Some courts in Europe are starting to reject software and business practice patents. Heise has an example from the UK. 
- Developping countries are starting to resist pressure at the WIPO for more restrictive regimes. Heise has an example from recent talks in Geneva.  A report in English is available from the IntellectualPropertyWatch.  The IP Watch article also gives a hint at how such meetings are run. It’s important that a presentation happens as part of a distinguished item instead of the catch-all “Other Issues”. It’s important that a presentation be given, and not a statement be made. Fascinating & silly.
I’m most impressed by the tagging campaign, however.
Tags: Copyright Patents