Can Microsoft ruin XML with patents?
Tracy R Reed
treed at copilotconsulting.com
Fri Mar 19 01:27:39 PST 2004
On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 07:29:57PM -0800, Jaron Omega spake thusly:
> This seems like a nice plan, but are we forgetting that the utilities bill
> for some companies dwarf 100,000 dollars? I feel for the little man though,
What difference does that make? None.
We all need to remember thatour intellectual property system was NOT
invented to protect artists or anyones "right" to make money off of their
work. It was created to get as much creative work into the public domain
as possible. The founding fathers said as much. What we have today is a
system that has gone completely off track. People should not be able to
renew their copyrights/patents/whatever. It should expire and go into the
public domain in as little time as possible. We do not pay taxes to
support the enforcement of this system so big companies can get rich. We
pay them to encourage things to be invented/created so that we can
eventually use them for FREE.
Tracy Reed The attachment is a digital signature.
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