You don't make sense. You clearly don't know the purpose of patent laws. People have been making money on their ideas and selling them for far longer than patents have existed. Patent laws, in this day and age, are so dangerous and misused, that they often hinder the very things they mean to promote - creativity and innovation. Patent law NEEDS to be reformed or completely abolished.CoverYourHead said:
To claim that "these guys just want to steal" is nothing short of ignorance. You can't make that false assertion without reading what they actually stand for.
I may not agree that patent law needs to be abolished, but greedy and already rich people are trying to get patent law extended, and I think it needs a better leash. I definitely see the use in patents, but considering all the misuse that I read about happening on a daily basis, it needs to be reformed and it needs to be less... encompassing. I get a chill down my spine every time I read a story like this [http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090327/1113014276.shtml].