[cryptography] NSA's position in the dominance stakes

Adam Back adam at cypherspace.org
Fri Nov 19 03:18:28 EST 2010

China always gets criticized for having weak IP enforcement.  I was thinking
they should turn it around and make it a virtue: no patents here!  And
encourage other countries to do likewise.

As it is WIPO is aiming for world domination and there is little in the way
of principled opposing force.


On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 08:43:44PM -0500, Steven Bellovin wrote:
>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.

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