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I don't think there is anything to be feared about patents in regard to the development of [[Consumerium]] itself, because Consumerium simply isn't patentable anywhere.  
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I don't think there is anything to be feared about patents in regard to the development of [[Consumerium]] itself, because Consumerium simply isn't patentable anywhere. Naturally these news about [[GMO]]s being [[patent]]able here and there are quite disturbing as if GMO in itself weren't disturbing enough. I won't get all dystopic just now and I hope no-one else does either.
 
 
:That's just not true.  The scope of patents has expanded in recent years everywhere.  [[Business process patent]]s, for instance, would clearly be able to cover the [[Consumerium Services]].  And, even if those processes are fully revealed to the [[public domain]] via say this [[R&D wiki]], there may be other ways, some more efficient, to deliver a [[Consumerium buying signal]].  These may be patentable implementations, and they may prevent some future [[improvement]] we want to pursue if we don't take steps to prevent it. 
 
 
 
:Also, more general elements of a [[healthy signal infrastructure]] may be patentable, and, we may come up with specific [[hardware requirements]] that can only be met by producing new hardware that would be patentable for sure.
 
 
 
:It's also very hard to tell where a [[software patent]] is going to apply.  [[Encryption]], compression, etc., all these things.  Also see [[Talk:DMCA]] for a whole nother issue of copyright abuse.
 
 
 
Naturally these news about [[GMO]]s being [[patent]]able here and there are quite disturbing as if GMO in itself weren't disturbing enough. I won't get all dystopic just now and I hope no-one else does either.
 

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