The Danger of Software Patents
Sheffield, UK - Room 9130, Furnival Building, 53 Arundel Street
Mar 03, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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.