Internet technology is not intellectual property

dug dug Follow May 19, 2002 · 1 min read
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To whom it concern:

I recently read of your patent infringement lawsuit against Dickson supply and ten others.

Web-based systems cannot be protected by patent. It is foolish to assume otherwise and I am pretty sure that this little tomfoolery of yours is going to bite you in your corporate ass.

You protect your written creations (including software) with copyright and you prevent those that you trade with from stealing your business secrets by issuing non-disclosure agreements.

But you can’t patent what happens between computers on a network using html - much the same way you can copyright a book but you can’t patent the English language.

As news of your heinous activity spreads across the internet, you will find yourself increasingly under pressure to desist. I urge you to stop now before this gets out of hand.

Regards, Dug


dug falby

creative director

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Hiya, life goes like this. Step 1: Get out of bed. Step 2: Make things better:-)