Software Patent Wars in New Zealand

This US-led nonsense is being pushed down-under as well:

Pat Pilcher: Software patents stoush rolls on - Technology - NZ Herald News

I hope this petition succeeds:

Take the Lead! | No Software Patents in NZ

We are looking for *New Zealand-based *co-signers for this petition. Our goal is to demonstrate to our Government that software users and developers do not want software patents, and that we want the New Zealand Government to change the Patents Bill ensure their exclusion.

This US-led nonsense is being pushed down-under as well:

Pat Pilcher: Software patents stoush rolls on - Technology - NZ Herald News

Copyright was designed for software etc, but patents?

I hope this petition succeeds:

Take the Lead! | No Software Patents in NZ

Good luck with that! There is too much money and corruption involved for a simple petition to succeed in a country the size of NZ (or Australia).

Algorithms can be patented in many countries. Will it be enough If we block software alone?

Algorithms can be patented in many countries. Will it be enough If we block software alone?

Block software?
Why should software be patented?
What does patenting software achieve?
Every “new” idea is fed by the knowledge gained from ideas of others who went before, Why should the knowledge I gained from that be used for my profit only?
After all, I only added a small amount to the ingenuity needed to get my profitable patent, should I really claim it as mine only?

Full employment for patent attornies?

Am 16.02.2013 15:26, schrieb dvhenry:
> What does patenting software achieve,

That the most complex program you can write without violating any
existing patent is probably something like “Hello world” and I am not
even sure if there is not a patent infringement by even doing that.
This may sound exaggerated in the first moment what I write, but looking
at the existing patents which are almost all trivial and deliberately
broad in their claims it is the sad truth.
It is also the sad truth that the majority of software patents existing
can not be enforced if you go to court due to how trivial they are, but
show me the hobby programmer or even the professional freelancer who can
afford to do that.

Of course this is only my personal opinion and hence I will not take the
effort to add references to proof it.

Just look yourself through what already exists as patents and think
about it, which I guess you already did.
What it really achieves is a severe damage even for the proprietary
vendors (not the super large ones but every other company).


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Just look yourself through what already exists as patents and think
about it, which I guess you already did.

Yes, I have looked for myself, I totally agree with your comments!