If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss about patents was about, read this article by Richard Stallman in the Guardian.
He lays out a clear example of why patents are not the same thing as copyright and why they are bad.
A novel and a modern complex programme have certain points in common: each is large and implements many ideas…
Imagine patents with broad claims, like these:
Communication process structured with narration that continues through many pages.
A narration structure sometimes resembling a fugue or improvisation.
There you go! Every book in existance would infringe those!