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The Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Dec 09, 2010 07:34 AM
Bergamo, Italy - Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, Piazza Giacomo Carrara, 82/d
When Dec 21, 2010
from 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Bergamo, Italy
Contact Phone +39 035399563
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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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