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Stephen Downes

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Sure, fine, have a global patent system. But create a system that sharply limits what can be patented and which leaves ample room for derivation, reverse-engineering, which does not permit business model and software patents, and which works in the interest of the consumer as much as the patent owner. [*poof!* dreamland over. They'd never create such a patent system. To date, 'globalization' has stood for nothing more than internationally mandated corporate greed, as instantiated by non-democratic processes such as WTO and WIPO). Ah well. It was nice to wish...]

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