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RAND patents

From: Robert Storey <y2kbug@ms25.hinet.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 13:16:29 +0800
Message-ID: <3BB7FC2D.7B57204E@ms25.hinet.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
W3C Has No Right To Be In The Patent Business

The patenting of software and business models is very much an American
idea which is not recognized by most of the rest of the world. W3C has
no right, legal or otherwise, to attempt to extend the USA's more
absurd laws onto unwilling nations. Your attempt to hide this agenda
behind a semantic smokescreen with words like "nondiscrimatory" shows
just how low you've sunk. The W3C is poised to become little more than
a tool of corporate America. The fact that you've shamelessly tried to
hide what you're doing and have only allowed a very short consultation
period brings further discredit on your organization.

Assuming that W3C does adopt these new "nondiscrimatory" rules, the
one bright spot is that many countries can be counted upon to ignore
it, thus diminishing the power and influence of W3C. Considering the
way that W3C has been abusing its power, this can only be regarded as
a good thing.

sincerely yours,
Robert Storey
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 01:18:10 UTC

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