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The evils we permit in the name of "recouping development costs" are legion and not to be encouraged.

And do you think that these companies are going to tank their profits just to make us happier? You're describing utopia.

Also, /wave
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And do you think that these companies are going to tank their profits just to make us happier? You're describing utopia.

Also, /wave

Sounds like hell to me. Where everything is just given to you and you never have to push yourself or work hard for anything?

Do not want.
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Do you know why a lawsuit was brought against Seagate and WD and they lost? They falsely advertised the capacity of their hard drives. Actually, they didn't. A 1TB drive from WD or Seagate does have one trillion bytes of storage. Windows, however, display measurements using base 2 prefixes, not base 10, so 1TB = 931GiB < 1TiB.
Are you kidding me this actually happened.
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And do you think that these companies are going to tank their profits just to make us happier? You're describing utopia.

Also, /wave
Successful products recoup their development costs in quantity, not through artificial price inflation or patent warring. In a way it is supposed to provide/create a barrier to entry for products not yet ready for market.

I've enjoyed your posts here on OC.net. They've usually been quite informative and well written.
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If the automobile were invented today... given the current state of the patent system and the things patents are being granted for.... it would be impossible for the industry to develop and automotive technology to advance. Imagine a company like Apple patenting 'having 4 wheels' having a 'steering wheel', having headlights, turn signals, brakes, etc. The patent war that took place between Selden and Ford, and which Ford won, unleashed innovation by invalidating a suffocating patent. I think that as a whole, the current patents on tech such as smartphone shapes(!) are having the same effect on innovation today that the Selden patent did in the early 20th century. There are always posts claiming patents promote innovation and invention, but without specific examples. If that was true, there should be real world evidence of modern patents actually speeding up innovation rather than slowing it down. Protecting profits by suppressing any competition is not the same thing as promoting advances in technology.
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If the automobile were invented today...

Very good point. We would be possibly still driving about cars with front drum brakes lol

On the other hand sometimes patents can lead to better inventions or others alternatives.
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Okay. Invent something really neat and bring it to market, and I'll buy a copy, reverse engineer it, and then start producing it alongside you for cheaper. Whereas you have to recoup RnD costs, I get off scott free and use your own work against you.

How's that incentive to invent doing?

Science progressed without patents for thousands of years yet now for some reason we need idiotic companies patenting rounded corners or slide to unlock to keep R&D going.

I can only imagine the inventors of the wheel, discoverers of cooking, fire, and everything else patenting their discoveries or inventions rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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I think you don't understand what innovation means.

Innovation isn't doing what the other guy did, it's coming up with something else. Patents prevent you from doing what the other guy did, which forces you to come up with something else.

Unless you're the CEO of some oil company who in the 1970's said that the electric car is an invention that should never be repeated. Patents exist solely for those with the money to bribe and sue to wield massive power over everyone else.

Patents have nothing to do with science. It's about "protecting intellectual property" or in other words, for corporations to corner the market on inventions and maintain their competitive edge while waging war on other companies.
     
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