Techdirt writes about the patent system:
We’ve been noticing that the mainstream press has really been speaking up about the broken patent system lately. It was mostly kicked off by the excellent This American Life story about just how broken our patent system is, and that seems to have thrown open the floodgates. So, suddenly an issue that was generally discussed mainly by entrepreneurs and geeks was suddenly showing up all over the place. Last week we noticed stories in both the NY Times and the Economist calling out the dreadful problems of the patent system.
The Pirate Party has been very critical of the patent system all along. It feels good that more and more voices are saying the same.
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Others on the subject: Rick Falkvinge