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przemek
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re: We should pay for patents by the pound
przemek   12/7/2012 10:01:37 PM
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Nope, the US Constitution only talks about promoting "the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries". In other words, it protects the Progress of Science and Arts, not the inventors! The copyright and patent protections are just a way of ensuring such Progress. The important corollary is that if the system is failing to do that, the Constitution requires that it be changed.

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me3   12/7/2012 10:17:19 PM
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This is the most Communistic reading of the US Constitution I have ever seen. Yeah, put 'em in doungons and let 'em invent for the Progress. It had been tried before somewhere, Comrade, it did not work out.

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Paul Glaubitz   12/10/2012 7:34:29 PM
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Were this put into effect I'd predict many patents for high density ink (probably lead, murcury bases...)

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