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Comment Signing is only the start of the battle (Score 5, Informative) 82 82

Signing does not mean a thing because the European Parliament still has to decide whether to give its consent, and when a single nation asks the European court of Justice, or the Constitutional court then it's dead, because it is against EU Treaties/constitutions. it's not too late to get involved.

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Submission + - France to launch a national patent troll-> 2 2

zoobab writes: "France is creating a state sponsored patent fund, FranceBrevets, which primary focus will be to sponsor, acquire and license patents in the ICT (read software patents) sector. The patent fund is at the initiative of the minister of Research, Valérie Pécresse, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and digital economy, Eric Besson. The primary target of the fund is to collect licenses on those patents, which is already seen in France as the biggest patent troll of the country. France is also supporting the European Unitary Patent, which is seen by many at the final attempt to validate software patents in Europe."
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Comment Re:Microsoft lobbyism and more (Score 1) 278 278

There is a difference between "taking" and "having in your possession" and "locking Assange out".

DB says its the documents they got in the interim. You can expect a public wikileaks speaker like DB to get documents for wikileaks via geeks.

One of the reasons for leaving wl was an alleged cooperation of Assange with a holocaust denier. That is an impossible thing to do in Germany, it doesn't even matter if Daniel Berg is a jew or not. You simply can't support that.

Comment Re:Wikileaks bitter about stolen documents? (Score 1) 278 278

According to DB
- approx 3500 documents
- submission system was disabled by its developer (not DB) because it was insecure. Developer is another WL defector. DB only revealed in his book that he was aware of that.
- he does not intent to use the documents for openleaks but wants a safe method to return the data

Comment Re:Wikileaks leaks... (Score 1) 278 278

This Domschiet-Berg guy did something that compromised the anonymity of people who submit things to the Wikileaks website.

Who ever claimed that?

Domscheit-Berg said the programmer of the WL submission system disabled it and took it with him because it was insecure and JA was using it in an irresponsible manner. The programmer is another defector of WL.

It is very typical tactics for an experienced bully to accuse the other side of the same. The bully is not DB.

Comment Re:Damn that thief (Score 1) 278 278

The issue is that they stole the information and aren't guaranteeing the sources the same level of anonymity that Wikileaks was promising.

What is your evidence for the claim they stole information?
What is your evidence for the claim they weren't guaranteeing the sources the same level of anonymity.

What makes you assume or imply that DB was to about to publish these document on his openleaks platform while he constantly told the opposite.

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