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?
Permalink for comment 524684
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
You guys are really kooks!
by jefro on Sun 1st Jul 2012 16:05 UTC
Member since:

Why would owning property be a democratic process? Who exactly should vote on what is law? Should we as consumers not ever knowing the basis in law, now come in and arbitrarily and capriciously choose new laws? What school is your law degree from exactly?

Laws are based not on today. They have been formed over hundreds of years if not thousands. The right to own property as in cattle or real estate seem to be common truths to children. Why can't you guys understand that a book or an idea could be protected also?

There is a legal way to change this. Just use your legal expertise to find legal ways to correct it.

Thom, you are an anarchist. You'd be happier in a commune or maybe a typical Russian commune. They all are democratic or so they claim.

Edited 2012-07-01 16:09 UTC

Reply Score: -1