Re: Facts to Support RAND? was: Re: more patent fun
From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@i...> > Are the trends you think applicable from the W3C > spec adoption sustainable in the future? IOW, is > that a merely historical or an inevitable trend? As more countries assert their independence from US IPR law on technologies of national importance, I think there is more chance that entertainment-based IPR technology will be allowed as a trade-off against the negation of IPR on fundamental Internet technologies. Non-US governments will say "We simply will not accept IPR on AIDS drugs and foundation internet protocols; but to keep US trade dogs at bay, we will stop piracy of the Lion King." I think US people and people who travel in business rather than technical/policy circles, should not underestimate the bad taste that US IPR impositions have to the rest of the world. W3C would be crazy to get involved in this political dispute by allowing non-RF technology in its specs. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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