Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Mar 2011 22:52 UTC, submitted by ephracis
Legal Since competing on merit is looked down upon in the computer and software world, companies in this business usually go for the blindfolded chick with the scale and sword. Up until recently, Microsoft didn't go for the whole patent litigation thing, but now that they've tasted some, they want more. They just sued Barnes & Noble, Foxconn, and Inventec for patent infringement because they use Android.
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RE[4]: Patent Infringement
by tomcat on Tue 22nd Mar 2011 00:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Patent Infringement"
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You are not equating the issue of patents vs license agreements, but you are calling people that have no problem with copyright law, but disagree with software patent law, hypocrites.

Because they are hypocrites. You can't believe in using the courts for enforcement of legal rights, on the one hand, but then oppose someone else's use of the same mechanism, unless you're a hypocrite.

Both patent and license issues in this case, and your example, are using the courts to enforce legal rights, but you are refusing to accept that people can agree with copyright law and disagree with patent law.

Whether or not you agree with them is moot. The law is the law.

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