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Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Feb 10, 2011 09:23 AM
Brussels, Belgium - D0.05, building D, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2
When Feb 22, 2011

from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Brussels, Belgium
Contact Name
Contact Phone +31(0)6 2700 6062

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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