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acerbic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-22-03 11:23 PM
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3. Patent/copyright protection is indeed evil and useless
Evil global companies like e.g. /

shouldn't be allowed to monopolize the results of their research and development. When they get those innovative rocket engines ready after spending a few million developing them, anyone should be allowed to copy them freely. That will speed up the progress of mankind. This coherent and intelligent idea really deserves discussion.
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  -Why should I pay for patent/copyright protection theriverburns  Jul-22-03 10:57 PM   #0 
  - that is a brilliant argument  GAspnes   Jul-22-03 11:12 PM   #1 
  - well..  leftyandproud   Jul-22-03 11:34 PM   #10 
     - You really should read the whole constitution  Trek234   Jul-23-03 12:16 AM   #23 
  - The legal protection...  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-22-03 11:23 PM   #2 
  - It will beneffit the consumer by  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:26 PM   #6 
     - Price Gouging  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-22-03 11:33 PM   #9 
     - I am being somewhat sarcastic  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:38 PM   #14 
     - Life saving drugs?  Muddleoftheroad   Jul-22-03 11:35 PM   #11 
        - There won't be any new ones. Lacking patents,  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:42 PM   #16 
  - Patent/copyright protection is indeed evil and useless  acerbic   Jul-22-03 11:23 PM   #3 
  - Discouraging development  Muddleoftheroad   Jul-22-03 11:24 PM   #4 
  - You mean they should feel comfortable that  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:28 PM   #7 
  - it's not useless if you're the little guy  GAspnes   Jul-22-03 11:25 PM   #5 
  - Of course they can  sandnsea   Jul-22-03 11:37 PM   #13 
  - Well Acerbic  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:33 PM   #8 
     - Double huh?  acerbic   Jul-22-03 11:45 PM   #18 
        - nobody else is allowed to research it?  theriverburns   Jul-22-03 11:50 PM   #19 
           - How do patents stifle add-ons or improvements?  acerbic   Jul-23-03 12:06 AM   #20 
              - I don't know, Acerbic  theriverburns   Jul-23-03 12:12 AM   #21 
              - "free to develop add-ons and improvements"  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-23-03 12:15 AM   #22 
                 - you'll have to negotiate utilization  theriverburns   Jul-23-03 12:23 AM   #24 
                 - Sure it does.  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-23-03 12:49 AM   #26 
                 - Of course, IF the product is an improved version  acerbic   Jul-23-03 12:38 AM   #25 
  - People are too brainwashed  sandnsea   Jul-22-03 11:35 PM   #12 
  - Interesting, why should the US government  haymaker   Jul-22-03 11:41 PM   #15 
     - In that context...  yowzayowzayowza   Jul-22-03 11:44 PM   #17 

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