Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:34 UTC
Legal Yesterday, we were treated to another preliminary injunction on a product due to patent trolling. Over the past few years, some companies have resorted to patent trolling instead of competing on merit, using frivolous and obvious software and design patents to block competitors - even though this obviously shouldn't be legal. The fact that this is, in fact, legal, is baffling, and up until a few months ago, a regular topic here on OSNews. At some point - I stopped reporting on the matter. The reason for this is simple: I realised that intellectual property law exists outside of regular democratic processes and is, in fact, wholly and utterly totalitarian. What's the point in reporting on something we can't change via legal means?
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by raboof on Sun 1st Jul 2012 12:45 UTC in reply to "Re:"
raboof
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2005-07-24

pro-fair use laws or laws preventing software patents will not get you kicked out of the WTO. There are countries with no software patents (France) or even allowing sharing of copyrighted stuff via torrent (Canada) that are nembers of the WTO.


Can't vote you up because I already commented, but, this.

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