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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If we just give up then nothing will ever change for sure, but if we keep protesting then at some point things will become better.

Just look at how peoples' protest are about to kill the ACTA agreement. Just a few years ago few people cared about these issues but due to sites like OSNews, and many other, people became aware that the freedom of the web was about to be taken away from them.

Even organizations like the WTO can be changed. It's difficult and takes time but that doesn't mean we should give up!

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