|Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 12:58 AM EST|
|Sorry for the nit pick, |
> We plan to take this document with us to D.C.
> and use it to educate lawmakers
but I'm glad they said "a whitepaper", 'cos jiminy cricket that
webpage would have congress runnin' scared for the hills,
the colors and formatting so different from a normal legal
document there's every chance it wouldn't get a sideways glance.
And to my eyes it is layering further complexity on the problem.
1. Congress will argue for half a century if it should be shorter,
then what should the number be.
2. Invalid or infringement are binary, no room for lawyers, good.
3. The running code will be running on specific hardware A, and
along will come the "foo, on a B, or C, or..."
4. Defining the independence of the alternate solution
will be a feast day.
5. Patents are public right away, you just have to have
one eye fixed on the Patent Office :( Licenses are private
contracts, good luck on getting them published.
6. If Eben Moglen doesn't write this part it will be Swiss cheese.
7. Congress has a 230 year history of studying questions to
which they have already formulated an answer.
Yes I have forwarded these comments to EFF
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