Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2012 18:12 UTC
Legal "Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform. Kirby Ferguson explores creativity in a world where 'everything is a remix'." In 9 minutes and 42 seconds, Ferguson explains in plain English why patent and copyright law is fundamentally broken.
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RE[4]: This is blasphemy
by smashIt on Tue 18th Sep 2012 09:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is blasphemy"
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1) That patent office is filled with uninformed, people with little to zero knowledge in the field regarding the patent. ESPECIALLY so for Software. They also never seem to check for prior art.

2) Bribery

you forgot 3
aspecially the USPTO earns its money through granting a patent
so they are very motivated to do a bad job with their reviews

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