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Article:
  Software Patents in the EU
Subject:   artificial distinction between hardware and software
Date:   2005-03-08 18:47:27
From:   Johannes-Ernst
I fail to see the reason why my razor should be allowed to be covered by 20 patents (yes! I just checked!) while a sophisticated algorithm should not that can, well, do more and better and more important things than getting that minor shade off my face.


There are many good arguments that can be made why the current US software patent regimen is broken (I'd agree), why patents in general are a bad idea (I disagree) and so forth. But I don't see that they don't equally apply to, say, razors.


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  1. And the result of those patents are ...
    2005-03-09 15:55:33  nzheretic [View]

  2. artificial distinction between hardware and software
    2005-03-09 12:27:46  Systems_Curmudgeon [View]

  3. artificial distinction between hardware and software
    2005-03-09 08:34:11  zeuice [View]

  4. artificial distinction between hardware and software
    2005-03-09 08:29:44  SerpentMage [View]

    • artificial distinction between hardware and software
      2005-03-09 10:19:15  JimmyB [View]

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