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Tag: software

Patching the US patent system

August 2, 2012

The Electronic Frontier Foundation posted Can You Believe It? Legislation that Would Actually Help Fix the Patent System, about a new …read the rest

Patent Troll Says Anyone Using WiFi Infringes – Techdirt

October 4, 2011

http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20111001/00365416161/patent-troll-says-anyone-using-wifi-infringes-wont-sue-individuals-this-stage.shtml Just in case you still thought that software and abstract/method patents were a good and sane idea promoting business …read the rest

Tim O’Reilly on Piracy

August 23, 2011

This excerpt is from a broader interview by Forbes on Piracy, Tinkering and the Future of the Book. I’d encourage …read the rest

ignore the code: More on Software Patents

August 12, 2011

http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2011/08/08/more_on_software_patents/ Nilay Patel, on the This is my next podcast: Nobody has ever told me exactly why the patent system …read the rest

Why poor countries lead the world in piracy

May 12, 2011

I found this article in the Guardian by Cory Doctorow interesting. Basically it refers to research noting that people in …read the rest