RE: Lawyers want to gut our tools

Subject: RE: Lawyers want to gut our tools
From: "Earl Cooley" <shiva -at- io -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 07:07:28 -0500

> Earl Cooley wrote:
> >
> > I have no sympathy for lawyers who want to interfere with the
> > way we do our work.
> >
> > "Macromedia Claims It Owns Adobe Patent"
> > <http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20011019/tc/patent_dispute_1.html>
>
> ?????
> Lawyers are hired guns. Are you saying that Macromedia has no right to
> enforce its patent claims??
>
> --
> Peter
> Mailto:peternew -at- optonline -dot- net

Not relevant. My needs are more important than any software patent ever
devised. The blinking cursor is patented: does anyone pay royalties for
that? It is my selfish desire that Adobe Photoshop not be destroyed by
anyone. These two companies have been bludgeoning each other with
patent disputes of questionable merit for a long time, to very little
effect except to wastefully expend billable hours for lawyers. All of
that money would have been better used to improve product quality.

About the only lawyer I ever liked was Mike Godwin.

--
e=sc^3 (shiva -at- io -dot- com) Earl Cooley III

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