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

by PinglePongle (#15410219) Attached to: O'Reilly and CMP Exercise Trademark on 'Web 2.0'
http://www.oreilly.com/cgi-bin/amazon_patent.comme nts.pl

- 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.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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