Infoworld: Talkback: Are patents killing innovation?
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 01 Oct 2008 12:11
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Software patents in particular stiffle innovation. The industry grew to its heights without them, but patents are the #1 mechanism being used against open source and small busineses. The little guy is the last to win from patent protection. Besides, it's simply amoral to think that a patent can be given for so much lack of innovation found in so many patents. Software is a writing and should be protected by copyrights and trade secrets.
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