spork wrote:alexrider wrote:Just as an example amongst hundreds to illustrate the point: the Wright Brothers patented their plane (which by-the-way was not their invention, as usually is).
Really? Have you seen their patent? Do you know what it claims? I thought not.Came First World War, the US Air Force (was it called such then?) had to buy the far more advanced European made airplanes which did not suffer from the patent restrictions preventing free competition.
If they bought them for use in the U.S. they were subject to the exact same patents as any other.This forum is about flaming, isn't it?
It appears so. Is that your purpose here?
Thanks for posting those links. It saves me having to wonder if you're a complete nut job. I now realize you want all the pharmaceutical companies to stop all research, all authors to stop writing books, all producers to stop making movies...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wright ... patent_war
You are living in a culture where nothing can be conceived if not for material profit. There was a time when doctors, and teachers, and musicians and all the people who had other passion than making money did their craft as a dedication.
I have the extreme privilege to live part of the year in Bali. Here people create and re-create beautiful artworks as they have for centuries and remain remarkably quite immune to western influences. Come dirty western businessmen to patent their traditional designs and try to prevent Balinese artists to continue doing as they always did. And they have the outrageous cynicism to blame the Balinese not to have adapted and learned about copyright laws.
BTW what's the point of doing research for life saving drugs if their use is denied to the vast majority of people who needs them?
The very finest musicians don't give a damn about the business side. If they did they wouldn't be artists. A live music is worth more than million CDs.
Come on Spork; travel a bit and hear other mindsets.
Aloha Open Source