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Re: Why are software patents wrong?

From: ray
Subject: Re: Why are software patents wrong?
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2004 09:49:28 -0600
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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 01:18:43 +0000, threeseas wrote:

> Two catagories of answers:
> symptoms and cause
> or from the other direction:
> cause and effect.
> Seems to me many have found arguement against software patents that only 
> deal with the symptoms or effect of software patents, rather then the 
> more fundamental underlying reasons why software doesn't qualify for 
> patent status.
> So how about it?
> why do you think software should not be patentable? and is your answer 
> cause or effect?

I think, in general, it should probably not be. BUT when someone comes up
with a real innovation, yes, it should be.

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