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  •  Bogus Copyright and Patent Claims are Theft, Too (2+ / 0-)
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    FarWestGirl, wilderness voice

    We really need to fix our patent and copyright systems. Both are severely broken. Both allow people to make claims about copyright and patent that they clearly should not have the right to.

    We need more and better patent examiners and clearer limits on what is actually a patentable idea. We need to penalize everyone who applies for a patent when there is clearly identifiable prior art. We need to stop the fraudulent "updates" of pharmacuetical patents.

    We need to throw out the DMCA and go back to the original ideas of copyright.

    I have seen organizations make serious mistakes in the way they handle software licensing, so I don't have an argument with this particular settlement, but I do want to see reforms.

    Thank you for providing me an opportunity to get on my soapbox.

    Americans can make our country better.

    by freelunch on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 05:46:48 PM PST

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