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Authored by: Gringo_ on Wednesday, May 30 2012 @ 07:24 AM EDT

one personal observation having read a few software patent claims is that the claims themselves may occasionally take something that is already established practice in the mechanical, material world, and try to patent it just because it has now been represented in software.

It would be like you getting copyright on a song if it was released as a vinyl album, then me taking the same recording, and producing CDs, and filing for a new copyright, even though we both used the same underlying source material.

When we discuss it in copyright terms using this analogy it sounds completely, utterly ridiculous. Yet when patent lawyers get arguing about it, they seem to think their perspective is implicitly correct.

I'm sorry. I was trying to follow along, though I just got up and my brain isn't fully in gear, but you totally lost me when you started comparing patents and copyright as if they were the same thing. They are not. They are totally different beasts.

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