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Comment: Re:Let's call a spade a spade: (Score 1) 221

by bmw (#22787456) Attached to: Sequoia Threatens Over Voting Machine Evaluation
I for one say we need to amend the patent and copyright acts to make devices used to voting unpatentable, and exempt from copyright, or barring that, that the certification process requires all rights to be signed over to the government. These machines by their very nature should be open to the most detailed scrutiny imaginable by anyone who feels so inclined. If the companies want to make money on them sell maintenance and manufacturing contracts, but there should be no way to claim trade secrets on anything used for voting.
 
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