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Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Sep 30, 2011 09:46 AM
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom - The Theater, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE, UK
When Oct 31, 2011
from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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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. The Danger of Software Patents
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