Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[6]: No.
by Alfman on Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: No."
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Adam_S,

"The system is broken, but the first place to point the finger is as the people using the system as it's designed?"


It's a matter of principals. Just because the law is broken doesn't mean we should automatically dismiss corporate wrongdoing. Neither corporations nor the law are above criticism.


"Meanwhile, I think using the patent system as it is is a responsibility, not an option, for any company."

I find this justification of profit at any expense extremely disappointing. But I think you are right that this kind of apathetic view is representative of the majority of shareholders who are indifferent to the social harms caused by their companies.

Edited 2012-07-05 15:32 UTC

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