Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2011 21:16 UTC
Legal I've been sitting on this item all day. Technically, it's about patents and the like, and even I understand I've been beating this dead horse so often it almost looks like it's alive. However, this is an interesting opinion piece by Craig Hockenberry, long-time employee at The Iconfactory, one of my favourite software development houses - these guys breath software and beautiful design, and employ one of my favourite artists, David Lanham. The gist of his story? Software patents are killing the independent developer scene.
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IP property == extra cheap money
by kpugovkin on Thu 14th Jul 2011 22:54 UTC
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It's all started when US companies began considering ideas as Intellectual Property. Now they try to claim possession of the ideas, that are not yet 'owned' by others. US pocket corporate government and USPO are helping them in doing that.
The main goal is actually to receive IP rent from the other countries in future, as Hollywood movies and American cars gets less popular.
BTW. Can anyone in future claim ownership of the whole Universe and become The Omnipotent God to other humans?

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