IP-watch: Panel: IP Rights In Standards Impede Competition, Disadvantage Developing Countries
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Date: 18 Jul 2008 09:49
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However, patent law does not have a fair use exception and could prevent interoperability, as they cover interface specifications or could cover uses made during the course of reverse engineering. “We have to make sure that IP laws are evolving in a positive direction,” he said. Carl Cargill from Sun Microsystems said that the internet changed the standard system, and the problem of IP and standards needs to be addressed. “There were 200 players when standard started, then the Web happened and everybody wanted to play,” he said. “You can’t touch anything in a browser without hitting a patent.”
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