Patents != innovation
Posted Oct 15, 2007 20:48 UTC (Mon) by and
In reply to: Patents != innovation
Parent article: A visit from the trolls
> I generally agree that software patents could be eliminated or radically
> curtailed without affecting innovation.
Their elimination almost certainly would severely affect innovation in the
software industry. But in a _positive_ instead of a negative sense!
Patents on completely abstract concepts like software are simply a stupid
idea. A method convince non-technical people is to use an analogy from
fiction: If plots would be patentable half of the movie directors would
risk being sued for infringing the cinderella patent *g*.
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