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"The Danger of Software Patents"

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Aug 30, 2012 11:06 AM
Paris, France - Salle V01, École Supérieure d'Informatique Électronique et Automatique de Paris (ESIEA), 9 rue Vésale (métro « Les Gobelins »)
When Oct 03, 2012

from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Paris, France

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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