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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RE: Free for all?
by zima on Tue 10th Jul 2012 02:09 UTC in reply to "Free for all?"
zima
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2005-07-06

.ie? The shame... Oh well, from Wiki page of the domain, at least they seem to limit its usage ;)
(though seriously, some less severe restrictions of such kind maybe wouldn't be so bad; less domain hoarding)

a requirement for the inventor to provide a working copy of the source code, source code for the autonomous module of a bigger software project and let the inventor chose copyright or patent. If the inventor chooses the patent, the source code becomes public domain.

I really like this one. Perhaps it wouldn't be bad for copyright, too - with the condition of source code escrow to be made publicly available when the copyright lapses. Maybe also similar with music (multi-track version, before final output), or even films (highest-quality video, pre-mix audio, models & textures and so on for 3D animations) - making them eventually similarly easy to mix as text, where the output essentially is the source code. As it stands, audiovisual works are also forced into a system designed for writers.

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