Film: "Patent absurdity"
Posted Apr 19, 2010 8:31 UTC (Mon) by michaeljt
In reply to: Film: "Patent absurdity"
Parent article: Film: "Patent absurdity"
>so you think the only advantage anyone should get for a new invention is whatever head
start they can get on the competition, and other than that everyone should be able to freely
use any ideas that they can get their hands on
Are you arguing in favour of rewarding the individual (or company) or because of the benefit to society? If the second, is there any reasonable proof, not just based on assumptions and logic, that patents do bring the benefit they are supposed to? You know the thing about premature optimisation :)
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