[cryptography] NSA's position in the dominance stakes

Steven Bellovin smb at cs.columbia.edu
Thu Nov 18 20:43:44 EST 2010


On Nov 18, 2010, at 5:21 16PM, Adam Back wrote:

> So a serious question: is there a software company friendly jurisdiction?
> 
> (Where software and algorithm patents do not exist under law?)

It won't help, if you want to sell into the US or other jurisdictions that
do recognize such patents.  A patent is not the right to do something; it is
the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing the protected
idea.



		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb








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