Creators harmed by software patents too
Posted Jul 7, 2009 3:13 UTC (Tue) by dwheeler
In reply to: Unfortunatelly this argument does not fly
Parent article: Ogg codecs dropped from HTML5
Creators are harmed by software patents, too. If there were only a few dozen software patents, it'd be easy to determine if some software you wanted to create was patented. But there's such a forest of patents that no one has a good idea of what's in there. In the software field, patents have created disincentives, not incentives, for creativity.
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