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Submission + - Bilski, the movie: Patent Absurdity-> 2

ciaran_o_riordan writes: With the Supreme Court still working on the Bilski ruling (due before the Summer break), FSF has published a film: Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system. Most players in the patents game have an interest in making it sound as complicated as possible. Using the Bilski case as a backdrop, independent film-maker Luca Lucarini explains the situation for a general audience and looks at the series of court cases that dumped software and business method patents on us. The story is told through interviews with Dan Bricklin, Timothy B. Lee, Mark Webbink, Eben Moglen, Dan Ravicher and others. All video production done with free software, and there's a good symphonie at the end.
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  • in the last line, instead of a "good" symphonie, I should have called it an "almost great" symphonie.

    • Also, typo in the last line: s/symphonie/symphony

      The reason why "almost great" fits better is that in the scene they play a Beethoven symphony but instruments start disappearing - removed due to patent worries.

      Another description I thought of was the "degrading symphony", but that never comes across the way I mean it to :-/

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