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The Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jul 08, 2010 10:42 AM
Beijing, China - Gehua New Century Hotel, No.19 Gulouwaidajie, Chaoyang District
When Aug 04, 2010

from 09:10 AM to 10:10 AM
Where Beijing, China
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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.

(This speech will be part of the XCon 2010 XFocus Information Security Conference.)

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