Subject: Re: Why software patents are bad
From: "L. Peter Deutsch" <ghost@aladdin.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 13:28:44 -0700

> Different reason entirely for the different laws.  Patents prevent a
> public goods problem.

1) If a sophisticated further analysis is needed to justify a simplistic
statement, please don't go around making the simplistic statement as though
it was self-evident and stood on its own.

2) Why doesn't the same argument apply to copyright?

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