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April 8, 2009
News - Problems with Intellectua…
about 7 years ago
madscience and Madhatter: Nate is not saying that ALL patents are bad. Quote “We’re simply saying ‘IBM, you go right ahead and patent your stuff’ - we’re just going to do our own thing” Please read carefully.
Also, I do not think it’s fair to place a blanket rule on all patents being good or bad. You (two) may say that all the essential electronic bits could only be created because there was the assurance of patents. What about the abusal of this system, e.g. Xerox? Or could the Internet in its current form be so widely prevalent if it was patented? I doubt so.
There are two sides to any coin.
PS: No, I have not read the book though.
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