|In reply to Comment 50 (ujb):|
>Don't you think the current author's copyrhights are enough?
I don't know and to be honest, I really dont care. Someone obviously does and that's why it's being proposed.
>I can't afford to search for potential patents I violate when designing my usb
>devices (easy things).
I agree that if this does happen then there needs to be a quick, easy and free method of checking for such patents.
>I even can't afford to pay those licenses.
If you can't pay the license than don't develop it. "I can't aford it" is no excuse for stealing something in a court of law ;-)
> let's just take that gif patent again.
OK, but please remember to put it back again where you found it.
> It waas licensable in batches but not in small numbers. if I write an
> application here in university for our internal use which needs to process
> gifs (say I got gifs as raw material) I just can't pay the license. Our
> bughet is too small. Should I really stop my research?
In that case, you need to request the data in a different format or write a different application.
>I assure I see teh aspects that one must get benefit from his/her work, but
> softwarepatents are just not the right way. It's too obvious that abuse will
> be too much. Wait until the day one patents thinking, if you can't pay the
>license you'll have to live a dumb life.
I see exactly what you are getting at, except you think that everyone is going to abuse the system. As long as safeguards are put in place to avoid "pointless patents" then the system sould be OK. Instead of stopping patents which SOME people feel are needed, put your energies into making sure that such software patents have to meet certain condition otherwise they will be rejected.
>Another story are patents on natural goods (e.g. plants -> some companies are
>patenting natural plants because the developed some application on basis of
How can they patent a plant? I can see them having a patent on their produced product or on the process of producing the product. Are you sure? Damn!!!
> That just must not happen (I am a biologist I know the raesons of thst
>companies -> i developed an application on basis of chick peas do I have the
>right to patent chick peas then? No ,no and another no!!!)
>Darrin read again the http://swpat.ffii.org/index.en.html Something IS wrong
> with that patents. Witht the exististing methods it's just possible to
>protect your work, no need to change that law.
I'll read it. Thanks.