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Patents For What Purpose ????

From: Bovy, Stephen <STEPHEN.BOVY@ca.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 15:27:25 -0400
Message-ID: <2D0C70C401A8D311A7CD009027AA3D7E07FF3B19@usilms06.ca.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Do patents have any usefulness ?

Some say they promote "innovation".

I say to them "prove it".

I say patents have only two purposes

1) concentration of wealth
2) concentration of power

Lets look at this honestly.  Patents are theft.  They are theft of knowledge from
the public domain.  Patents are immoral and unethical.  They promote "theft", it is a 
LANDGRAB mentality..  "Whoever gets there FIRST" gets rich and powerful at the 'EXPENSE"
of everyone else !!!!

There is no logical and reasonable argument or proof that patents promote "innovation".
That is an outright LIE.  

Patents appeal to a powerful motivational force, true indeed.

But I say it is a "dark" evil and "negative" motivation.  I say it is a "selfish" motivation.

Jesus said "love of money is the ROOT OF ALL EVIL".  

Now lets look at the counter argument.  

The internet itself was created without the so called motivational assistance of "patents".

So what is the motivational force here ?

It is a true and POSITIVE motivation !!!  The desire to "serve" one's fellow man.  

The true reality , the NEW reality, is that The internet and the Open Source Philosophy 

Open Source Demonstrates the true reality behind patents.  They are not ethical, they are 
in fact irrelevant.  They are a feudal backwash of the dark ages.

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