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The contest resulted in some superior and innovative work. "Some of the templates show just how advanced and flexible Openoffice.org's OpenDocument format is as both a Word and Spreadsheet ODF processor. The winning templates and many others breaks a myth that Openoffice.org cannot do advanced editing functions like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. It is obvious that Openoffice.org has come of age and is more than just a free alternative to MS Office but is an extremely worthy competitor" said Russell Ossendryver, Managing Director of Worldlabel.com.

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"Our DRM is second to none," says Bob Jeves, CEO at uNetis, "It can be applied to any digital media," he starts counting off fingers, "It requires no alterations to the file, takes up no additional bandwidth, and requires no encryption or additional processing at the customer end. It allows files to be used on any device without technical obstruction. It does not compromise users' systems with invasive software, does not threaten their privacy with constant server traffic, and it cannot be stripped away by any known means." He sits back smiling as the waiter delivers his latte, the morning sun shining from the glass flank of uNetis new Paris headquarters across the street reflected in his spectacles, "This system is the best solution for artists and customers."

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"Creative commons, open source and open access are becoming influential buzzwords of the digital age. But are they a just reward for creative endeavour, asks Ehsan Masood."

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"Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge, made this statement today at a news briefing on the expected actions by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) later this week. The Commission is scheduled to approve AT&T’s takeover of BellSouth and to issue an inquiry into Net Neutrality."

"“The FCC this week has the opportunity to take real, substantive actions to maintain a free and open Internet.


The emergence of the Internet has given creators the opportunity to collaborate in ways that have never before been available. Using the Internet, collaborators can edit documents in real time, discuss those changes with other collaborators and readers around the world, and with a single click distribute the end result to countless readers. But how does one of these collaborators enforce rights in the resulting works? This article will discuss why the authors believe that existing copyright categories do not suffice, and that this Internet-fostered phenomenon requires a new copyrightable category: a “collaborative work.”

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