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 07:51:07 -0500

> Earl Cooley wrote:
> > 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.
> If not for patent protection, you might not have technological needs.
> Live in the real world and spend your time learning.
> --
> Peter
> Mailto:peternew -at- optonline -dot- net

Hmmm, I guess this means that you probably don't want to hear what I think
about US Patent No. 4,558,302 or what the URL is for the League for
Programming Freedom. heh.

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

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