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Movie: Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system

A new documentary is out, Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system:

Patent Absurdity explores the case of software patents and the history of judicial activism that led to their rise, and the harm being done to software developers and the wider economy. The film is based on a series of interviews conducted during the Supreme Court’s review of in re Bilski — a case that could have profound implications for the patenting of software. The Court’s decision is due soon…

With interviews from Eben Moglen, Dan Bricklin, Karen Sandler, Richard Stallman and others…

I discuss Bilski in Supreme Skepticism Toward Method Patents and The Arbitrariness of Patent Law, and Moglen and Stallman in Leftist Attacks on the Google Book Settlement and Eben Moglen and Leftist Opposition to Intellectual Property. The film is worth watching.

But interestingly, the site for a film about patent absurdity contains this notice: “Movie copyright © 2010 Luca Lucarini.”

Consistency FAIL!


{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Paul Vahur April 20, 2010, 1:26 am

    The website at one place says copyright, but on the movie page it says “This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.”

  • jt_ April 28, 2010, 10:47 am

    Paul, CC-BY-ND is a copyright.

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