On Tuesday 18 May 2004 14:46, John Gay wrote:
> I think the main problems is that most politicians don't properly
> understand the differences between patents and copyrights, the one I talked
> to didn't. But after explaining it, and pointing out how Irish software
> industry was under threat and very concerned about patents, he seemed very
> interested in finding out more.
I'm sure you're right.
(I must admit I'm not clear on the difference myself.)
One of the reasons for the extraordinary success of the ICTE over e-voting
was that they reduced the issue to one simple topic -- VVAT.
Also of course they were always courteous and willing to reason.
I wonder if it is possible to deal with the patent issue in the same way?
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