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"The Danger of Software Patents"

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Nov 27, 2012 02:49 PM
Brasilia, Brazil - University of Brasilia, Auditório Dois Candangos, Faculdade de Educação, Campus Darcy Ribeiro
When Dec 03, 2012

from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Brasilia, Brazil

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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