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Patent Absurdity

Submitted by Erik Wegner on

The Free Software Foundation supports the movie Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system from independent filmer Luca Lucarini.

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...

More details on the film's website.

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