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FSF: The Shield Act fails to protect free software from patents

The Free Software Foundation comments on the Saving High-Tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes Act, (SHIELD Act). "This act is meant to deal with the problem of patent trolls destroying software businesses. The bill would enable victims of patent trolling to have their costs covered if the judge decides that the plaintiff was not likely to succeed on their claims. While many are hailing the bill for fighting against patent trolls, it does not go far enough for us to support it, and it carries some risks that concern us." (Thanks to Davide Del Vento)
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