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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Global awareness change
by pepa on Sun 1st Jul 2012 23:28 UTC
pepa
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Great, getting closer to raising awareness of how our lives are shaped by global institutions. I think your advice to "do what your own sense of ethics compels you to" is great. I hope you will keep on writing when prompted by the unfolding events, because more people need to become aware, this is how things can be changed. This, and no longer going along with buying into the institutions' regulations that we don't want to abide by. I was reminded about Gene Sharp's non-violent resistance: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Sharp

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