|In reply to Comment 24 (Darrin):|
You mean like the GIF-patents or C='s "right-click-menu" ?
Yes such trivial ones do exists, and more are granted even today.
And whats worse is that they last 15 years or more.
I don't mind patents for real inventions, like someone coming up with REAL artificial intellegence, being protected for 3-5 years, but this patent-hogging only for the purpose to artificially protect the interest of big companies has the same effect as communism.
It makes competion nearly impossible.
As a side note, did it ever come to your mind that people don't really mind the copy-protection, but the STASI-like methods the distributors are useing to pursue those they think that might be doing something wrong =
And you should also know that porting OS4 to OF-based mobos DOES NOT mean it can't use a dongle ? The piracy-claim is, was and allways will be void.