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Software patents are bad because I say so

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 28, 2004 02:49 AM
Patent law was intended to encourage publication of ideas, at the price of finite monopolies over these ideas -- a price that may be worth paying in some fields and not in others.

And we all know of a field in which finite monopolies are not worth the price, regardless of the scope of the monopoly, or the complexity of the idea patented because software should be Free.

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