New laws in the UK will soon mean that…

scientific Facts can be extracted and published without explicit permission [something that is set to become] law on June 1st.

The Shuttleworth Foundation has a concise round-up of the measures, plus Web links to the British government’s ‘plain English’ PDFs about the new measures. Oh, and that old-fashioned CD-ripping-to-MP3 thing becomes legal too.

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