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Monday, October 6

  1. page Blackboard Is Suing Me edited If you're being threatened by Blackboard, here's where you can get some extra help. Jurisdication…
    If you're being threatened by Blackboard, here's where you can get some extra help.
    Jurisdication: United States of America
    If Blackboard is threatening you with legal action enforcing their patent in the USA, or has sent you a "Cease and Desist" notice informing you that you are breaching their patent, report it at the Chilling Effects website:
    http://www.chillingeffects.org/patent/submit.cgi?TriggerID=25
    Posting your C&D to this website will have Blackboard's challenge to you reviewed by a legal clinic in the USA. This website also works with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organisation that strives to protect online freedom. The EFF's Patent Busting Project also works with organisations such as the Public Patent Program to challenge patents that negatively impact on the public good.

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Friday, March 7

  1. page home edited ... your LMS are belong to On the 26th July, 2006, Blackboard Inc announced it had successfu…

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    your LMS are belong to
    On the 26th July, 2006, Blackboard Inc announced it had successfully acquired a patent over many of the core functionalities of learning management systems worldwide, from a patent application filed in 2000, as well as holding 30 patents granted and pending worldwide. On the same day, it lodged civil proceedings against Desire2Learn, a competing LMS vendor.
    As LMS philosophies and technologies were developed independently by a number of entities over the preceding decade, Blackboard's claim seems ridiculous. However, their prompt action against Desire2Learn demonstrates the willingness of Blackboard Inc to wilfully ignore their own code of ethics in their competitive practices.
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Thursday, August 10

  1. page How to Help edited Not impressed by patents on educational technologies? Here's some things you can do: Boycott Blac…
    Not impressed by patents on educational technologies? Here's some things you can do:
    Boycott Blackboard
    How this helps: Blackboard is a commercial company. The strongest message you can send to them is in the form of not endorsing their products and services. If you're considering implementing an LMS, choose something else on moral and public interest grounds. If you already have a Blackboard or WebCT implementation, start looking at alternatives - there are some excellent products out there.

    Join this Wiki, and/or Join WITE
    How this helps: this wiki is a collaborative project to inform the education community of the issues raised by Blackboard Inc.'s recent actions. In the 21st Century, information is empowerment - or, as Blackboard themselves have proven, power. We need a community to regularly update this wiki and its associated blog. Joining this wiki, and joining WITE, is the start of an organised movement to challenge the validity of Blackboard and SAP's patents, and preserve the freedom and innovation of global e-learning.
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Monday, August 7

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  2. page Join WITE edited ... The name I'm suggesting for this group is WITE: the Society for the Welfare of Information Tec…
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    The name I'm suggesting for this group is WITE: the Society for the Welfare of Information Technology in Education. If you would like to join WITE, please request membership of this Wiki, and in your request, also request membership of WITE. If you would like to be a community leader, please also mention you would like to join the "WITE Board".
    No need to use real names - you can set up an anon identity on this wiki and become a member right away. :)
    See also http://noedupatents.org/
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  3. page How to Help edited ... General contact form: http://www.sap.com/contactsap/index.epx Donate to the Defence Fund Mo…
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    General contact form: http://www.sap.com/contactsap/index.epx
    Donate to the Defence Fund
    MoreChallenging the Australian patent alone will cost $1300 for the re-examination, and more if we wish to have the challenge inspected by an Australian patent lawyer prior to filing for re-examination. We will almost certainly be setting up a legal fund. More information coming
    Show your Support
    Someone's posted up some "Evil Blackboard" art in Flickr. :)
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