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September 24, 2008

Clay Pigeon

"September 24 Is World Day Against Software Patents," booms Stop Software Patents.

Benjamin Henrion, initiator of the StopSoftwarePatents coalition effort, explains "The aim behind StopSoftwarePatents is to gather a worldwide coalition of businesses and civil society in order to get laws which clearly exempt software from patentable subject matter. This is the best solution for getting rid of 'patent trolls' and uncontrollable legal risks generated by software patents. The day the software industry forms a clear front against software patents will be the beginning of the end for the 'patent trolls'."

No reason was given for being against the mirth of "uncontrollable legal risks," or why those are different for software than any other technology.

"Patent trolls." Hmm. Where have I heard that before?....

Posted by Patent Hawk at September 24, 2008 4:20 PM | The Patent System

Comments

What about the financial damage from Microsoft's monopoly. If we expropriating property (i.e. patents), let's go all the way. Let's nationalize M$, Oracle, and other BSA firms to pay for the $700 billion bailout package - why should taxpayers pay - let the WHOLE public enjoy the benefit of this asset (i.e. M$ and Oracle stock) NOW. This is "fairness" in the spirit of "patent fairness"

Posted by: anoynomousAgent at September 25, 2008 2:38 AM

The idiots talk about eliminating something they can't even clearly define

I am wondering who sponsors those anti-swpatent activists ?

Posted by: angry dude at September 25, 2008 6:24 AM