[LINK] Is it unethical to infringe a patent?
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Thu Aug 17 18:13:57 EST 2006
Craig Sanders [cas at taz.net.au] wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 12:06:56PM +1000, Brendan Scott wrote:
> > Just an open question really. Assuming that patents are a form of
> > property:
> > (a) would it be unethical to infringe a patent? (eg: exercise a patent
> > without the permission of the patent holder)
> No. for an action to be unethical, it has to actually do some harm to
taking someones rightful income is harm.
Adj. 1. unethical - not conforming to approved standards of social or
it is pretty clear that with the above definition that there are plenty
of behaviors that do not conform to social standards that cause no harm
but are deemed to be unethical.
so your point is wrong.
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