Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Tue 9th Oct 2012 01:41 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Luminair
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point is: the strict IP law we call "patent" is a business tool to increase profit by increasing the exploitation of customers by reducing their choice by reducing competition. people didn't vote in the "patent" -- influential organizations requested lawmakers introduce it and they did. or at least that is what wikipedia says.

business organizations are not people deserving justice by the people. but they are powerful and able to sway lawmakers to give them monopoly power and the legal rights of people. that is the history of IP. people got copyright, businesses got patent.

how far should your government go to protect business anti-competition?

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