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The Evitability of Software Patents


Holmes, WN, The Evitability of Software Patents, IEEE Computer, 33, (3) pp. 30 - 34. ISSN 0018-9162 (2000) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1109/2.825692


Hobbling software with a medieval artifact like the patent may stifle innovation. As a direct result, the moneyed few get the most benefit at the expense of others. However, good arguments can be made for avoiding software patents, and for other more practical and just forms of monopoly for software.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Other information and communication services
Objective Field:Other information and communication services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Holmes, WN (Mr Neville Holmes)
ID Code:20760
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-07

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