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 ephracis
by Savior on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 15:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by ephracis"
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Not to tout my own horn but I just recently made a service where you can donate money DIRECTLY to any artist, bypassing the record labels, distributors, managers and lawyers. It's on my website. ;)

Great idea! I had a look at the page and I liked what I saw, except for the little disheartening "What to do if the transaction fails" combo box. Can you show us some statistics about how many of the donations are successful? How do you send the donations to the artists? Do you contact them one by one?

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