The Italian Edition of the Drone Journalism Operation Manual will be presented at the Rome Maker Faire

At the Rome Maker Faire, which starts on the 14th of October 2016, Giovanni Battista Gallus, LL.M. Ph.D will present the Italian edition of the Drone Journalism Operation Manual, created by Matt Waite and Ben Kreimer of the University of  Nebraska-Lincoln's Drone Journalism Lab through generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Drone [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:15:05+01:00October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One continent, one law (?)

Last saturday was the twentieth anniversary of the European data protection legislation. On October the 24th of 1995, the Directive 95/46/EC was approved. It was a turning point for all Member States, in order to remove the obstacles to the free flow of personal data, the level of protection of the rights and freedoms of [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:15:06+01:00October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The API in the States After the Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google

So the API in the States are copyrighted matter, following to US Supreme Court denial of a certiorari asked by Google? TL;DR: probably not https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/06/bad-news-supreme-court-refuses-review-oracle-v-google-api-copyright-decision Background. In Europe SAS Institue v. World Programming Language set the law saying that copyright will not apply to programming languages, file formats, API. So far it's the decision going [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:15:07+01:00June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements

In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the country to first consider re-used or free software before committing to proprietary licenses. Importantly, the new rules include an enforcement mechanism, which can, at least in theory, annul decisions that do not follow [...]

By |2014-02-28T09:23:05+01:00February 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Software patents in Brussels, round table with EPO

Array member Carlo Piana is going to be one of the three speakers in a round table at Open Forum Academy, of which he is a Fellow, on Software Patents. Also in the panel will feature a senior member of the European Patent Office. Save the date, 19th February 2014, Brussels, Hotel Silken Berlaymont. It [...]

By |2014-02-05T18:37:56+01:00February 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Handbook on European Data Protection Law

This handbook on European data protection law is jointly prepared by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe together with the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights. It is the third in a series of legal handbooks jointly prepared by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of [...]

By |2014-02-04T08:57:20+01:00February 4th, 2014|data protection, privacy|0 Comments

Free software and comparative evaluation in the Italian Public Administration

The on-going debate regarding the use of free and open source software in the Italian Public Administration (PA) seems to be coming to a satisfactory conclusion. Italian public administrations are now obliged to give priority to free and open source software. This preference, however, cannot be given without a "comparative assessment". One of the tasks [...]

By |2014-01-17T18:31:01+01:00January 17th, 2014|FLOSS, public administration|0 Comments
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