[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] SWPAT: no spwats 4 Xmas -- big surprise in Brussels!
conz at cyber.com.au
Wed Dec 22 09:45:02 UTC 2004
On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 12:42:27PM +1100, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 12:29:14PM +1100, Con Zymaris wrote:
> > re: http://www.builderau.com.au/manage/0,39024662,39171460,00.htm
> > I like this...
> > "I find it hypocritical that a lot of the noise around patents is made
> > by companies that want to compete based on copyright against companies
> > that hold a lot of patents. They somehow want to distinguish between the
> > value of copyright and the value of patents. And I don't think you can
> > have your IP cake and eat it too," says Schwartz.
> > Can anyone translate for me what The Schwartz is trying to say?
> "I don't understand the difference between copyright and patent, either
> that or I'm deliberately trying to muddy the waters by confusing the two."
Golden rule #1: Never trust anyone who needlessly bandies about the term
IP rather than separating it into copyrights, trademarks and patents.
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