W3C launches public discussion


| Comments (0) | Views (9)

The recent court case, Eolas v. Microsoft, has prompted the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to issue a statement and launch a public discussion list to consider and contribute to the range of options available. Microsoft indicated to the W3C that it will soon be making changes to its Internet Explorer browser software in response to this ruling. The W3C believes that the changes Microsoft plans may affect "a large number of existing Web pages." That may be the understatement of the year.

As I mentioned before, the current state of US software patent law, not to mention trademarks and copyrights, is potentially devastating to innovation, competition and to consumer rights. Just this week, European economists rejected software patent proposals similar to the liberalized patenting process of the US, saying:

"the proposed directive will provide opportunities and incentives for the construction of extensive portfolios of software patents. The exploitation of these portfolios will have serious detrimental effects on European innovation, growth and competitiveness."

And yet the GOP continues its imperialistic obsession without regard to tidying its own internal affairs. From Lauryn Hill: "how you gonna win when you ain't right within?"

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
4,166 Views
19 Comments
Rogue Legend> Dora Fantasy farming meets Minecraft-style building and action RPG in this rough but promising game made in just two months. Plant crops, care for livestock, fight monsters, and build your home block by block!  ...
How About Taking a Break> Dora Weird, silly, but not a little bit clever, this escape game may look simple, but a few coded locks you'll need to change your perspective to deduce and a whole lot of cuteness make this a short treat well worth heeding the title for.  ...
2,615 Views
6 Comments
Facility Z> Lori.h Waking up with no memory? Check. Underground abandoned facility? Check. Creepy mutant monsters wanting to nibble on your face while you have limited ammo? Check and check. Facility Z is ready to play.  ...
5,121 Views
25 Comments
Maplewood Junior High> Dora You've got a school assignment to finish, but all the computers are absolutely ancient, and you're totally unprepared! Despite some strange, out-of-place political talk, this point-and-click puzzle from Carmel Games offers a significant upgrade in several areas from their previous work.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Haunted Hotel: Death Sentence

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2014 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!