June 23, 2005

The end of free innovation

When Pythagoras invented a new way to make calculations with triangles, there was not yet an European Patent Organization. Bad luck, because anybody know that patents to stimulate innovation. Pythagoras invested much time in contemplation. Now, anyone could use this new mathemathical method for free. How could others be stimulated to do the same investment for no financial benefit?

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