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[News] Why Software Patents Make Slaves, Amazon Wants "One Click" patent

  • Subject: [News] Why Software Patents Make Slaves, Amazon Wants "One Click" patent
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:11:26 +0000
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Even slaves were considered property: South African Minister

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| It is good to remember this at a time when 
| organizations aim to justify the 
| privatization of knowledge and ideas under 
| the guise that this is essential for 
| promoting innovation.
| In the area of software patents, this is 
| nothing but a land grab, a conversion of 
| was in the commons into a private 
| enclosure.


Turn Around the WTO!

,----[ Quote ]
| Ten years ago, citizen activists shut down 
| the World Trade Organization (WTO) 
| ministerial in Seattle to protest the 
| devastating impact of the WTO's corporate 
| globalization agenda on our jobs, wages and 
| the environment. Now, big corporations are 
| back at it, again pushing an expansion of 
| the WTO's power.


Amazon Refuses To Give In; Appeals One-Click Patent Rejection In Canada


Amazon appeals rejection of its "One Click" patent



Microsoft accused of 'ulterior motive' in Linux patent sale

,----[Quote  ]
| Does the troll-blocking organization that recently
| secured a set of supposedly Linux-related patents from
| Microsoft need sizing for a penguin-shaped tinfoil hat?
| Or was the IP sale really Redmond's secret scheme to
| "create fear, uncertainty, and doubt" in the open-
| source community?
| On Monday, at LinuxCon in Portland, Oregon, Open
| Invention Network chief executive Keith Bergelt had
| more harsh words for Microsoft over Redmond's allegedly
| sinister sale. Apparently, Microsoft shopped its
| patents to several firms, including some notorious
| patent trolls, and it didn't offer them to OIN.

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