Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:07 UTC
Legal Since I want to get this out of my system: here's a set of proposals to fix (okay, replace) the current failing patent system. No lengthy diatribe or introduction, just a raw list.
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Indeed...
by dylansmrjones on Fri 6th Jul 2012 11:43 UTC
dylansmrjones
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Patents are state-granted monopolies, after all.

True. Apart from violating the concepts of free market, freedom of competition and freedom of expression, it also means patents are privilegies, thereby violating the intended egality of democracy. In a democracy there can be no privilegies, and therefore no State-granted monopolies.

More than anything the possibility of patenting genes is horrible.

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