Last days (last years, to me) we had many discussions around the software legal aspects, so I decided to make some researches on the net.
I found some interesting articles:
Chaining Open Source Software: The Case Against Software Patents (http://lpf.ai.mit.edu/Patents/chaining-oss.html)
MPEG-related patents on compression of acoustic data (http://swpat.ffii.org/patents/effects/mpeg/index.en.html)
GPL Tested in Court (http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/weblog/view/wlg/1168)
Old but interesting discussion "How do you guys deal with the MPEG-4 licensing issues ?" (http://forums.projectmayo.com/viewtopic.php?topic=2964&forum=23)
Another one... (http://lists.m4if.org/pipermail/discuss/2002-March.txt)
Comments are welcome !