No, they don't
Posted Apr 19, 2010 6:54 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Film: "Patent absurdity"
Parent article: Film: "Patent absurdity"
I am not saying that patents work well for software (in fact I think they don't work for software), but I do think that they work well in other fields.
Bogus patents are norm, not an exception and they often protect obvious and simple things. System break-down started long ago - it's just with software patents it's more obvious.
patents work in many fields, and have worked for centuries, the fact that they don't work in a new field (software) doesn't change this.
Sadly they start to work poorly even in places where they worked for centuries. Where before we got patents for the process of making colored glass (thing which eluded people for centuries) today we are getting patents about how to arrange flowers in a vase!
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