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Comment: Re:How the Patent System Destroys Innovation (Score 2, Insightful) 96

by Begemot (#47710861) Attached to: How Patent Trolls Destroy Innovation

Patents are a monopoly on ideas

That's also a propaganda term. The patent system is flawed but not as much as you imply. You can only patent an idea that's not obvious and novel, which means you need to invest a significant amount of talent, time and money in order to develop this idea. Many people expect some protection of their investment in developing their ideas.

The question is in what would incentivize inventors more, the patent system or the lack of it. I don't see a clear answer to this question.

Comment: Re:On topic, the argument makes no sense (Score 1) 454

by Begemot (#47505821) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

Even if they are not precisely targeted they can hit something by mistake. Also, Iron Dome is set up to intercept only rockets that have chance to hit a real target in Israel. For instance if Hamas launches a rocket towards some Palestinian target (by mistake or deliberately), the Iron Dome won't stop it.

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