Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Oct 2010 21:30 UTC
Legal And we have another interesting development in the ongoing and ever-expanding idiocy that is the War of the High-Fiving Lawyers Mobile Patent World War. Motorola, now a central player in this worldwide conflict that is hurting consumers' wallets and clogging legal systems all over the world, has come to HTC's rescue by seeking to invalidate the patents Apple sued HTC with earlier this year.
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by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola..."
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A programmer patenting his code is the same as an author patenting his book; completely superfluous as both are already protected through copyright.

If you are in favour of software patents, you are basically saying that it is okay for CNN to patent their report on a news event, and then suing the BBC because the BBC also reports on that news event.

Software is protected by copyright. That's more than enough.

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