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Australia Reviews Tier-Two Software Patents

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the gee-fellas-this-might-be-worth-rethinking dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Australia may consider excluding software from its second-tier patent system to better align the system with those of trading partners like Japan and Korea. A Government review has raised concerns that it may be difficult to justify Australia's low requirements for software innovation patents. The public consultation period for the review closes on 14 October."

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First post. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37587780)

First post.

Listen Kim... (1)

coolstoryhansel (1827480) | more than 2 years ago | (#37587838)

Exclude software from the patent system. Period.

Re:Listen Kim... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37587964)

But they are great for protecting the jobs of lawyers, works wonders in the land of the fee.

Re:Listen Kim... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37588142)

Just keep it to copyright then...

What about removing software from first tier? (2)

maxwell demon (590494) | more than 2 years ago | (#37587842)

What about removing software from first tier, and at the same time increase the requirements of the second tier to those currently used on the first tier? 8 years is a much better time frame for software patents than 20 years, given the speed of development in the computer industry.

Of course, an even better solution would be to remove software patents completely, but I fear that won't happen (well, nor will my suggestion above, I guess).

this is so sad (0)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#37587878)

this is just too sad. Maybe they should spend 15 minutes and learn something useful and stop this nonsense. [youtube.com]

Re:this is so sad (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37588992)

LOL volunteerism.

Basic game theory: if one person cooperates and the other person doesn't, the person who doesn't cooperate wins. Better make sure that person is you.

Any such society will last until the first person defects. I give it 10 minutes, tops.

Re:this is so sad (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 2 years ago | (#37589014)

Your understanding is wrong, voluntarism only means action in absence of external government power.

Won't happen. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37587958)

Why? Money.

The answer to many of the worlds stupid things...

Re:Won't happen. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37588196)

Money is unlikely to get in the way given the mature approach [youtube.com] Australians take to difficult economic and ethical reform.

You fAIL it (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#37588552)

Don't be afraid smeels _worse than a
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