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Royalty-bound patents in web standards

From: Bruce Ediger <eballen1@qwest.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:38:26 -0600
Message-ID: <3BB74A82.6050401@qwest.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
  Dear W3C:

"Standards" that require paying a patent license fee are not standards 
at all.

Please do not allow the inclusion of a patented technology into a WWW 
standard. This would play into the hands of the multinational 
corporations that wish to convert the WWW from a consumer-driven 
experience into just another Tee Vee or radio, where only approved 
content is broadcast from some central location.

Bruce Ediger
720-932-6658 (USA)
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 12:47:27 UTC

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