Monday, July 09, 2007

Radio patents in the old days

Some miscellaneous posts:

--> On the early history of patents in radio

Remember, at the end of the day, the US ran Marconi right out of town.

--> IBM patent searches anyone?

--> Ralph Waldo Emerson. The louder he talked about patent reform, the faster we worked on our inventions.

It was R. W. Emerson who wrote that "The human body is the magazine of inventions, the patent-office, where are the models from which every hint was taken. All the tools and engines on earth are only extensions of its limbs and senses" (1870).

--> More claptrap


from Rob Preston: When it comes to giving away other people's intellectual property, there's apparently no limit to our altruism. We take the entertainment industry to task for inserting (albeit awkwardly) anti-copying techniques into their wares and trying to shut down sites that traffic illegally in their music and movies. We rip pharmaceutical companies for charging "excessive" prices for drugs they risked billions of dollars to develop. We even bristle when software companies crack down on organizations and individuals who copy and use unlicensed versions of their products.


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