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Comment Re:Not hard to fix... (Score 2) 182

The problem is that it requires a Republican Congress to vote in favor of something that lets corporations get away with being stingy. Trump might decide to support it because he doesn't like Silicon Valley, but I can't imagine a Republican Congress siding with the little guy when it comes to money.

Comment Re:Personal vs Commercial use (Score 2) 192

Despite what many bar-room lawyers think, doing it for yourself isn't a defense against patent infringement. The words are "Sell, make or use".

Nobody is making imitation Lexmark cartridges. These cartridges have already been bought from Lexmark, at which point they're the customers' property. If you bought a car, you can sell it to someone else, you can pay whoever you like to repair or modify it, you can paint it luminous green. Why should this be different?

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