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7. Patent woes Sep 6, 2002, 16:22 The Pyro
 
Nothing gets my bloom boiling like another stupid software patent. You'd think that our government would have wised up by now and realized that the patent laws just weren't designed with software in mind. Patents like these do nothing but squelch innovation, and are used (well, attempted to be used) as way to get make an easy buck for punks that just patent some incredibly obvious thing (that apparently isn't so obvious to the patent office) and then sit around waiting for somebody to "infringe" on it. Oh, but I forgot the most important step... you have to wait until they infringe on it AND make a heap of cash, like eBay, so you can get more out of them when you sue them.


 
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