SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
Posted Sep 5, 2006 15:34 UTC (Tue) by zappy
In reply to: SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
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Well, not exactly. Patents arent licenses. However if someone who holds several critical patents would start licensing out their patents with a very viral license, you could finally make a dent in the whole patent system.
A more agressive variant osdls patent commons. Where if you would like to use any of the patents there, also would have to release ALL your patents to them.
Creating a sort of snowball effect, where nothing could be done without the patents herein. It would force the government finally to act and either dismantle the entire patent system, or declare all patents in the related fields null and void.
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