"Eldred Act" Introduced

The Washington Post: "Two members of Congress today introduced legislation (PDF) they said would ensure the American public's access to the nation's intellectual and artistic heritage." Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and John Doolittle (R-Rocklin):  "Our Founding Fathers recognized that society has an interest in the free flow of ideas, information and commerce," said Lofgren.

OSCOM 3 @ Berkman

The Berkman Center was the proud host and sponsor this year of OSCOM 3, a three-day conference to explore possibilities for open source software, syndication and the semantic Web. A keynote was given by Dave Winer, with a second keynote delivered by Jon Udell, president and COO of Userland. Among the presentations: a session on software tools used in the Openlaw project, by Chilling Effects founder Wendy Seltzer. Below, a small sampling of conference coverage, including weblog commentary by participants: Structured Writing, Structured Search [John Udell, O'Reilly] Thoughts on OSCOM 3 [Simon St.