June 22, 2005

Richard Stallman Compares Software Patents to Literary Patents

In an article in The Guardian, Richard Stallman argues that software patents are more like literary patents than technical patents, and that had literary patents been in effect in the 19th century, great novels like Victor Hugo's Les Miserables (which I have not read) would have been impossible. It's a good read and, though Stallman can sometimes be a bit nutty, he isn't here. Take a look.

Posted by Kenny at June 22, 2005 5:58 PM
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