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From: Eckard Haupt <ehaupt@wml.de>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 01:21:22 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <20021121012122.482e45e7.ehaupt@wml.de>

Hello,

I want to comment http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-patent-policy-20021114

In my opinion the internet has become a state beyond a tecnical
environment or an only network between arithmetic devices. It is in fact
the 8th world wonder and has a strong influence to the human culture and
development.

And as a such great building of human culture nobody has to have the
ability to make "claims" or build fences. Every participant (user,
manufacturer, author, scientific a.s.o) has to ensure, that there are no
restrictions about the datas or Informations in the internet. 

Also it has to be ensured, that the authors and the consumers (readers) of
information has more and better rights than any companies who act only as
broker between this to groups, I specially think at musiclabels, publishing
houses and other powerful institutions like these. The straightforwardness
and "authenticy" of every information ist too precious to leave them to the
fate of the often political or economical coloured treatment of a private
institution.

If this cannot be ensured, there is a great danger, that an artifically
influence of this institutions to the inhouds and accessibility of the
inhouds will lead and result in a"glass ceiling" to the cultural
development of the whole human being.

Along these facts, the policy grounded in Your document

http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-patent-policy-20021114

has my full support!

I hope, the conclusion founded in this document will become reality word
for word and will not become softened on the hard way through the
instances!

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