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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There actually is a roundabout way...
by bhtooefr on Thu 5th Jul 2012 14:37 UTC
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2009-02-19

...work with other nations that also don't want to be bound by TRIPS, and join together.

Potentially even declare war on the US, and withdraw from the war the moment TRIPS isn't mandatory to join the WTO, which can be very effective if run as a guerrilla war, albeit causing massive destruction to the home country.

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