Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jun 2011 06:31 UTC
Legal Well, the first of the big patent litigations is over. Since this one involves Apple, the big winner is obviously the highly innovative company from Cupertiono, right? The company from which all others copy, right? Well, no, not exactly. The big winner is Nokia.
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RE[4]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by Neolander on Wed 15th Jun 2011 12:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Freaking Hypocrite!"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Both are artificial, government-granted monopolies. There is ZERO reason why software should be covered by BOTH copyright and patents. You can't patent the contents of a book, now, can you?

Even if there are technical drawings of patented hardware in it ?

Edited 2011-06-15 12:52 UTC

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RE[5]: Freaking Hypocrite!
by JAlexoid on Thu 16th Jun 2011 00:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Freaking Hypocrite!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Here's the fun part on why patents a needed. If you buy a book with a copyrighted drawing(and all of them are copyrighted BTW) there is nothing in copyright preventing you from making products based on that drawing.

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