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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RE: Vote with....
by Lorin on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 07:40 UTC in reply to "Vote with...."
Lorin
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2010-04-06

I agree 100% more people need to act on their principles even if they feel tempted to buy the trendiest toys.

I was able to demonstrate to my company how easy it is to steal proprietary documents with an Apple product, seems that all you need to do is change the extension to a media extension and it copies over with iTunes, bypassing the company's file copy monitoring system.

Apple products cannot be brought into the company any longer.

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