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Old January 25, 2010, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by tri5cui7 View Post
This opinion may exceed the topic here but patents in general are a bad thing. Although they were originality supposed to protect intellectual property, patent law is so convoluted that its now quite difficult for someone to patent something. Plus you have cases like these where it's soooooo damn general it could be anything.
Patent law (and copyright) was not designed to protect "Intellectual Property". IP is a modern buzz word coined by marketing wallahs. Both were designed to protect the right of original creators to profit from their creations and is working just fine from the point of view of those who make the laws. "Profit" has become a nasty world so they have to soften the blow by making up new and non threatening terms. Don't play that game.
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