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The Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Aug 05, 2010 10:37 AM
Guwahati, India - lecture hall, IIT Guwahati Campus
When Sep 03, 2010
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Guwahati, India
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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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