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Comment Here's a good explanation about how IP rights... (Score 4, Insightful) 229

- Very, very insightful -
....was granted without adequate review of prior art, and further, that even were it ultimately found valid, such broad patents serve only to hold back further innovation.

It is plainly wrong for companies to take our IP protection on overly broad terms, which are already in the public domain - but to then seek to enforce them is clearly even worse.

The writer of the Open Letter to Jeff Bezos knew what he was talking about.

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller