Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Dec 2012 21:13 UTC
Legal "America's broken patent system needs major reform to protect innovators and the public. Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is announcing a major new boost to its patent work: a half-million dollars in funding from entrepreneur Mark Cuban and game developer Markus 'Notch' Persson." Notch putting his money where his mouth is. Classy guy. Even if a creeper literally just blew up the front of my house.
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Not to look a gift horse in the mouth ...
by Hypnos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 03:17 UTC
Hypnos
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2008-11-19

But $500k is roughly one lawyer-year, including overhead.

A $10M donation would sustain another lawyer indefinitely, and then we'd be talking.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Hypnos,

I agree with you it's a drop in the bucket compared to what they're up against. For every attorney on payroll to stop bad patents, there are probably 100-1000 being paid to push them through. It's still very generous of them to contribute to the EFF and help step up the fight against bad patents, which are overtaking the industry.

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