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Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 03:53:00PM -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> "Because of this, lawyers routinely advise their clients to avoid
> reading patents in areas they are working in. The danger posed by the
> willful infringement doctrine is seen as outweighing any benefit that
> can be gained from reading patents."

Does it bother anyone else that this completely subverts the point
of having patents in the first place?

Richard Braakman

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