GrepLaw.org: Don Marti on Free Software, Patents and the Internet
Sep 24, 2002, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"# Software patentability is entering Europe and
European strong author's rights are entering the US. Why is this is
"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..."