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If you feel fees must be charged, could a "sliding" scale be used

From: steve and allana <asnoopy@innercite.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 20:33:53 -0700
Message-ID: <001101c15073$3960f080$6ee5de9e@kicho>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Could a sliding scale be used to charge those that use Intellectual property.  For example, if someone sells a million dollars worth of software, he or she is charged a heavier fee, as opposed to someone who makes a thousand dollars.  On the other hand, if someone implements shareware that is not sold (or any derivation of the product -- products derived from the shareware that use the patented IP should be charged just as those that use the IP from scratch) then no fees should be charged.
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