The Danger of Software Patents
Tamkang University, 5, Lane 199,Kinghua Street,
Taipei ,Taiwan 10650, R.O.C. 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. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Registration is required.
May 14, 2008
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