EFF receives major donations to help 'fix' software patents
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is poised to expand its work on patent reform, announcing major gifts from two donors. Mark Cuban made his fortune during the dot-com boom of the 1990s and now owns the US basketball team, Dallas Mavericks. Markus "Notch" Persson is best known as the creator of Minecraft. Each will give the San Francisco nonprofit a quarter of a million dollars (£153,000).