The Danger of Software Patents
Canberra, Australia - Tower A (conference room), NICTA, 7 London Circuit
Oct 05, 2010
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.