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[News] Amazon Seeks to Harm the World with More Outrageous Monopolies

  • Subject: [News] Amazon Seeks to Harm the World with More Outrageous Monopolies
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:18:03 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Why Does Amazon Want to Be Evil?

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| I like Amazon's services. Indeed, judging by 
| the amount I spend with the company, I'm 
| probably a suitable case for treatment for 
| Amazon addiction (whatever you do, don't 
| sign up for Amazon Prime, which makes 
| getting stuff *far* too easy).
| And yet despite the fact that it offers an 
| incredible service, Amazon seems hell-bent 
| on proving that it is not a cuddly new-style 
| company, but just as rapacious and obsessed 
| with "owning" commonplace ideas as all the 
| bad old ones.
| Specifically, it is *still* trying to get a 
| European patent on things that are both 
| obvious and manifestly just business 
| methods, neither of which can be patented in 
| Europe


Patent Office Decides To Rush On Green Tech Patents, Rather Than Give Them Scrutiny They Deserve

,----[ Quote ]
| This statement makes a bunch of assumptions 
| that simply are not supported by any 
| evidence at all. First, innovation isn't 
| just about new technology, but about 
| successfully bringing the technology to 
| market. Second, over and over again, studies 
| have shown no causal effect between more 
| patents and greater innovation. It's amazing 
| that Locke can claim this as if it's fact 
| when there's no evidence to support it. 
| Third, there is no hindrance in job creation 
| from a slower patent approval process. 
| Companies can still bring their products to 
| market and can still hire and grow whether 
| or not they have the patent.



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


Amazon appeals rejection of its "One Click" patent

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