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In the News If you thought the growing criticism directed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office would force them to rethink their strategies in granting patents, you're most likely wrong. After a re-examination that took more than four years, the USPTO has reconfirmed Amazon's ominous one-click patent.
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RE[5]: Patents
by satsujinka on Thu 11th Mar 2010 15:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patents"
satsujinka
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Because the point of any and all laws should be to aid society at large and creating monopolies left and right generally isn't considered good for society?

Copyright = monopoly on distribution
Patents = monopoly on design (which is also effectively a monopoly on distribution)

Now I'm not saying one is better than the other (that's entirely dependent on implementation,) but I am saying you should pick one and only one.

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