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: Comment by BeamishBoy
by Soulbender on Sun 1st Jul 2012 17:33 UTC in reply to "Comment by BeamishBoy"
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Surely the clearly democratic way in which such a system would work is one where the votes of individual countries are weighted in proportion to their population?

That wouldn't really work in the U.S favour, you know. US ~= 250-300 Million people, the rest of the world ~= 8 billion. but hey, maybe the U.S would love a system where China had more than 4 times the importance of the U.S with India not far behind. That's not even counting all the other nations (3rd world or otherwise) who could make a common cause and easily outnumber the U.S.

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