Re: Bug#176267: ITP: mplayer -- Mplayer is a full-featured audioand video player for UN*X like systems
On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 11:40:32PM +0200, Richard Braakman 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?
Preaching to the choir on this one, I think. :)