Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 18:02 UTC, submitted by viator
Legal If you can't compete, litigate. This train of thought has been quite prevalent among major technology companies as of late, most notably by Apple and Microsoft, who both cannot compete with Android on merit, so they have to resort to patent lawsuits and FUD. Both Asustek and Acer have revealed that Microsoft plans to impose royalty fees upon the two Taiwanese hardware makers to prevent them from shipping Android and/or Chrome OS devices.
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RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by rubberneck"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Good people violate bad laws. If the law told you to kill a kitten evry morning, would you do it?

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v RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by tomcat on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
RE[4]: Comment by rubberneck
by TheGZeus on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Software didn't exist then, and patents on 'processes' didn't exist until the 1960s.

History fail.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I suggest you read your own constitution. You don't want to pull an O'Donnell in public.

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RE[4]: Comment by rubberneck
by dsmogor on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Promoting a system that allows patenting BS, obvious ideas is simply a protectionism. And US trade authorities should have it's ass kicked before some international body for that.

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RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by re_re on Thu 28th Oct 2010 21:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

So many kittens, so little time.

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Yes. You should kill a kitten
by daddio on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
daddio Member since:
2007-07-14
RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by thavith_osn on Thu 28th Oct 2010 23:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

I don't like cats ;-)

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RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck
by kristoph on Fri 29th Oct 2010 18:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by rubberneck"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Companies have fiduciary duty to their shareholders to make money. Microsoft is doing that, the law is on their side.

Making use a of rights granted to you under the law to get compensation is not even in the same ballpark as killing things.

( ... you realize that unless your a vegetarian there are many birds/animals being killed to feed you but your somehow cool with that while a patent issue invokes moral outrage?).

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RE[4]: Comment by rubberneck
by Johann Chua on Sat 30th Oct 2010 05:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by rubberneck"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Plenty of animals are killed in the process of growing/harvesting crops.

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