Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Jul 2011 20:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Linux It's strange. Microsoft has been patent trolling the heck out of the Linux kernel for a long time now, and is still using these patents against Android today in its protection money scheme. However, as LWN.net illustrates, Microsoft makes quite a few contributions to the Linux kernel. Shouldn't this invalidate their patent claims?
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RE[3]: Logic
by Almafeta on Thu 21st Jul 2011 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Logic"
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

Did you realise that authors of books and stories cannot patent sentences and paragraphs?


No, but neither do they need to, considering they have an automatic copyright. You know, ownership of your own creations being an innate human right and all.

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RE[4]: Logic
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Jul 2011 09:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Logic"
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2007-02-17

"Did you realise that authors of books and stories cannot patent sentences and paragraphs?


No, but neither do they need to, considering they have an automatic copyright. You know, ownership of your own creations being an innate human right and all.
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Did you realise that original authors of works of software also have an automatic copyright?

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