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Danger of Software Patents

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Sep 30, 2011 09:46 AM
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom - The Theater, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE, UK
When Oct 31, 2011

from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Contact Name
Contact Phone +44 (0)1970 621 577
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. The Danger of Software Patents
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