Germany's new coalition government listed open source software among its IT policy priorities, and said it will take steps to protect its citizens against espionage threats from the NSA and other foreign intelligence agencies.
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Kaspersky Lab has unexpectedly quit the Business Software Alliance (BSA) anti-piracy organisation over its tacit support for the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation currently being debated in the US House of Representatives.
The U.S. Senate has voted to approve a major overhaul of the nation's patent system, with the legislation allowing a new kind of challenge to patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The third Northern Irish company in a year has had its use of unlicensed software publicised in humiliating fashion by the Business Software Alliance (BSA).