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GrepLaw.org: Don Marti on Free Software, Patents and the Internet

Sep 24, 2002, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mikael Pawlo)

[ Thanks to Terence for this link. ]

"# Software patentability is entering Europe and European strong author's rights are entering the US. Why is this is a problem?

"I'm not familiar with the strong author's rights issue.

"Software patents are a big problem, though.

"Best to start from first principles, since people argue the same issue from different points of view and never get anywhere. I'm going to be US-centric and look at our Constitution, which I think soundly expresses the point of view that patents are not a property right or a natural right..."

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