[LINK] Fwd: Open letter on abolishing software patents ...

Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Jul 28 18:55:21 AEST 2010

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On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 18:15:33 +1000, Stephen Wilson
<swilson at lockstep.com.au> wrote:
> And I repeat what I think is a critical question: How would you propose 
> differentiating between programmed logic and wired logic when doing away

> with software patents?  I don't think it can be done. 

Funnily enough, that's almost exactly what product liability law does.

See this (regrettably) almost timeless piece from over 20 years ago:

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