Posted Oct 9, 2012 13:11 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Patently stupid
Parent article: The Patent, Used as a Sword (New York Times)
This argument would work for all kinds of laws, since lawyers have the knowledge of the law. However if you are drafting a law to regulate, I don't know, librarians, you don't ask the lawyers; you ask the librarians. Why is "IP" law different? Ask inventors, who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of the law (at least for patents).
In practice, there is no need to ask inventors because of my original argument: the law works well enough for many people, and they are powerful.
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