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Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Feb 10, 2011 09:23 AM
Brussels, Belgium - D0.05, building D, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2
When Feb 22, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Brussels, Belgium
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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.

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