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OfflineDungenessDank
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Software will be unpatentable in NZ
    #446586 - 07/15/10 08:51 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Thu 15th Jul 2010, 05:31 am

New Zealand is passing a law which makes most software unpatentable. The only exception, added yesterday in an amendment, is to allow patents on inventions that contain embedded software.

"My decision follows a meeting with the chair of the Commerce Committee where it was agreed that a further amendment to the bill is neither necessary nor desirable," said commerce minister Simon Power.

The New Zealand Computer Society has welcomed the move, saying that software patents significantly stifle innovation. Copyright protection, it says, is more than adequate to protect intellectual property.

"Many software companies in New Zealand, creating outstanding and innovative software, live a constant risk that their entire business will be wound up overnight due to litigious action by a patent holder," says chairman Paul Matthews.

"This has led to many a 'patent troll' company, primarily in the US. These are non-software companies who exist only to buy up old patents with the sole intention of suing innovative software companies for apparent breach of these patents. The effects of this have been chilling."

But the New Zealand ICT industry group NZICT, which opposed the bill,  has warned that it could hamper innovation.

"“Software patents, while acknowledged as a less than perfect solution in some areas, are nonetheless integral to an individual or company’s right for commercial protection and essential for competing globally," says chief executive Brett O’Riley.

"We believe that it is very important that companies retain the option to protect their innovations under patent law, if that is their choice."

The NZICT also believes the decision will have implications for trade. "As a small nation competing on a global stage, we cannot afford to set a precedent that will limit our ability to develop digital exports," O'Riley said.

Nerds Win? :nerd:


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446588 - 07/15/10 09:03 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446590 - 07/15/10 09:11 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

this is part good and evil. im very interested to see whats going on over there in nz. a lot of question are going to fuck with me. thanks dd:thumbdown:


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: King Koopa]
    #446591 - 07/15/10 09:15 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

:ilold:

I think this is good news for the pirates of the world and developers in NZ, bad news for certain greedy fucks in the US.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446593 - 07/15/10 09:23 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

not really dooder. pirates will have nothing to pirate, except media. and developing will just be a hobby. no one will be able to make a decent buck"unless some plan on capatalizing off "help and troubleshooting".


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: King Koopa]
    #446594 - 07/15/10 09:26 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Yep. The digital age has royally fucked the creative out of their $$$


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446607 - 07/15/10 10:37 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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Yep. The digital age has royally fucked the creative out of their $$$





Other than the music industry, making money from record sales was a bad practice IMO.

Live concerts should be where the money is, not a a disk that has data on it. :shrug:


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #446609 - 07/15/10 10:40 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

True. I'd rather pay a higher price to go to a concert than buy a CD.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446612 - 07/15/10 10:45 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Yea, I wish more concerts would go on out here.

KC's venues aren't getting the attention they used to from festivals.

:shrug:


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #446613 - 07/15/10 10:49 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I gotta go out of town to go to any good shows. No joke, we only have screamo concerts here.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446614 - 07/15/10 10:52 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

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I gotta go out of town to go to any good shows. No joke, we only have screamo concerts here.




Inside of my town we've only had Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Journey, and 38. special.

I gotta drive 1-2hrs.

But anyways, its 10 am. Sleep time.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #446616 - 07/15/10 10:57 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

haha.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: DungenessDank]
    #446782 - 07/15/10 05:40 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

There shouldn't be patents or copyrights on anything.


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: Nothing Is]
    #446784 - 07/15/10 05:41 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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Nothing Is said:
There shouldn't be patents or copyrights on anything.




But what's the fun in that?


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Re: Software will be unpatentable in NZ [Re: Tripp420]
    #446825 - 07/15/10 10:37 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Tripp420 said:
Quote:

Nothing Is said:
There shouldn't be patents or copyrights on anything.




But what's the fun in that?




Having access to anything you want for starters. :lol:


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