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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Churchill quotation appropriate here
by sydbarrett74 on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 04:57 UTC
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'Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.'

Thom, awesome article. However I think you don't give yourself enough credit and have prematurely thrown in the towel on IP reporting. OSNews is precisely one of the alternative media outlets that should be reporting on that stuff. You and the other editors need to keep the issue fresh in everyone's mind. *Please* keep reporting on IP issues!

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