Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we were treated to another preliminary injunction on a product due to patent trolling. Over the past few years, some companies have resorted to patent trolling instead of competing on merit, using frivolous and obvious software and design patents to block competitors - even though this obviously shouldn't be legal. The fact that this is, in fact, legal, is baffling, and up until a few months ago, a regular topic here on OSNews. At some point - I stopped reporting on the matter. The reason for this is simple: I realised that intellectual property law exists outside of regular democratic processes and is, in fact, wholly and utterly totalitarian. What's the point in reporting on something we can't change via legal means?
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RE: Uh?
by andih on Sun 1st Jul 2012 01:06 UTC in reply to "Uh?"
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"because even the government needs money to function"

The government is force and only force.. and thus should "function" as little as possible.
Every time government do something, it is use of force.

The only job should be defence (not proactive bombing) and helping all to be free men!

Government should not have lots of money to spend either.. That leads to corruption and bad use of money.
Every free man should spend HIS OWN money as he like and think is best, not having to pay 50% and having a stupid/evil government use it on wars and following agenda of a few in the elite.

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