U.S. Patent law is defective by design
Submitted by JoshuaGay on Thu, 2008-02-28 10:41
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Software patents exist for the sake of litigation, not for the sake of innovation. Digital restrictions management systems account for literally dozens of patents, few of which differ greatly from one another, none of which help to progress technology. Software patents on DRM systems only bind our computers in more red tape, and place each of us into situations where we are at greater threat of being sued for patent infringement. The scope of any given sofware patent is difficult to narrow down, and the ambiguity and difficulty to both sort through the enormity of software patents and comprehend them each is an impossible task. As part of our efforts to eliminate DRM from music, movies, videos, and all media, please help us eliminate the unecessary restrictions created by our own patent system by joining us and many others in the End Software Patents campaign.