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Apple vs Otis, FRAND vs FLOSS

Apple vs Otis, FRAND vs FLOSS

I was pointed at Apple vs Otis in the UK Courts. This is an NPE suing Apple for its non-permitted use of a standards essential patent. The court backs Otis and is now assessing a fair licence agreement. Apple say that if it considers it unfair, they’ll with draw from the UK. There is, of course, a post Brexit dimension to this as the British Courts seek to establish a new market for British lawyers since they can no longer practice in Europe. Here are some more links and notes.

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Adequacy

Adequacy

The Commission have issued an adequacy agreement to permit cross border data flows between the EU and the UK. Here are some notes, for an article that I’ll develop/post elsewhere. …

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Is voter id/GOTV worthwhile?

Is voter id/GOTV worthwhile?

I am receiving notices from comrades planning to travel to Batley & Spen to help Labour’s ground campaign. I wish them well. It’s part of Momentum’s mythology that they almost won it for Labour in 2017 with the new ground campaign but how useful is it?