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RAND is a Thought Policeman's Charter

From: Derek Lewis <derek@lewis.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 03:39:26 +0000
Message-ID: <3BBD2B6E.BD5667F7@lewis.demon.co.uk>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Corporations are (mis)using copyright as a way of
policing our thoughts.

What about patents based on software 'designed' through
the use of genetic algorithms. Another sequencing gold rush!

We rely on software tools to support problem solving as
individuals and in groups. Many of these tools have been
developed by the users of existing systems building on
the work of previous users.

It's not right that at anytime some corporation can come
along and patent the logical next step in the train of
our thoughts and by this means stop or slow down progress.

Down with RAND

Derek Lewis
E-mail:	derek@acm.org
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 22:46:49 UTC

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