About us

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Founded in Brussels by independent policy analyst Alexandra Combes, Ultimate Circle is a European nonprofit organization promoting freedom in the digital environment.

Mostly focusing on issues related to the software industry, from now on impacting all other sectors and inescapable when it comes to talk about sustainable development, Ultimate Circle supports the freedom to access, use, study, improve and share information and knowledge together with the right for privacy, security and transparency.

What we have done recently :

Events :

» Meshed Society and Freedom to Innovate
- track leaders at Open World Forum, Paris 4 10 2013

» TiS Open Data City Workshop
- suggestions for a European network, Bolzano 27 09 2013

» Software Patents Directive Rejection's 8th Anniversary
- yearly celebration, Brussels 6 07 2013

Initiatives :

» Remember July 6th 2005
- fighting software patents in Europe

» Interop Wiki Project
- gathering information about standardisation

» Ultimate Circle European Network
- network for EU affairs professionals

Support to :

» Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance
- Privacy is covered by Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 12

» IP out of TAFTA Civil Society Declaration
- TTIP negociations must not lead to further IP enforcement

» Stop DRM in HTML 5
- FSF petition call to the W3C

Latest news

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CLOSiNG OUR OFFiCE iN BRUSSELS

Our core team has moved away from Brussels and will not engage anymore with European institutions. We are currently working on new projects and will get back to you in a couple months.

SOFTWARE PATENTS : WHERE ARE WE NOW

Patent trolls became a top priority issue in 2013. After decades of discussions, the Unitary Patent now formally adopted by the European Parliament seems to go nowhere.

OPEN WORLD FORUM - MESHED SOCiETY AND FREEDOM TO iNNOVATE

In a world in constant changes, and to face tomorrow's growing challenges, it is essential to foster the meshed society together with the freedom to innovate.

ULTiMATE CiRCLE COMMUNiTY

Join our G+ community as a first step towards more interaction with other digital freedoms advocates. Recommandation by a member required.

GUiDELiNES TO EU POLiCY MAKERS

How to enhance the software industry ? Don't wonder anymore longer, and simply follow the guidelines to foster free innovation and ensure a healthy competition.

Petitions

NECESSARY & PROPORTiONATE. END MASS SURVEILLANCE

World governments knows no bounds. Join the global movement demanding the protection of human rights and an end to mass surveillance.

iP OUT OF TAFTA CiViL SOCiETY DECLARATiON

The TAFTA negotiations must not lead to a rewriting of patent and copyright rules in a way that tilts the balance even further away from the interests of citizens.

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