July 5, 2004

Software patents under attack

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has assembled a crack team of software and legal experts to challenge what it sees as ten of the most dangerous software patents ever awarded. It is seeking nothing less than the overturn of all ten.

The group says that these patents, including Ideaflood's infamous "System apparatus and method for hosting and assigning domain names on a wide area network", are too broad, and pose a threat to innovation, and possibly to freedom of expression online.

Link: The Register

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