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____/ JEDIDIAH on Sunday 06 Sep 2009 21:16 : \____
> On 2009-09-06, RayLopez99 <raylopez88@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sep 5, 7:54 am, Richard Rasker <spamt...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Until very recently, scientific development was freely shared, and the
>>> reward for scientists involved were peer recognition, and perhaps some
>>> international fame, and, very rarely, a Nobel prize. Even computer software
>>> was freely shared for the first few decades.
>> Some people invent for fame. Others want money. You need both.
> ...that's fine so long as you are "paying people" to invent new
> stuff rather than giving them the right to shake down everyone
> else in the industry for stuff trivial enough that it is already
> being replicated in isolation.
> That sort of patent only represents artificial economic inefficency.
The economic theory of patents is being rewritten all the time by those who exploit them at the top.
The same was done to justify slavery for many centuries.
~~ Best of wishes
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be good because the programmers hate it so much.
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