|In reply to Comment 37 (Kolbjørn Barmen):|
>And the only way to do this is through patents?
It's one way. It may not be the best, but whatever method is used, someone will disagree.
For example, if someone gave $1,000,000 to cancer research, the next voices you would hear would be "Why didn't he ive it to AIDS research", "No! Feed starving in Africa", "No, build a new homeless shelter", "no, open a 36 hole golf course!!!", etc, etc.
Sometimes you just have to go with something because you'll never please everybody. Also, some lawyers will always find loopholes to take advantage of something. It may not be right, but it's life.