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Fark Founder Drew Curtis Explains How Fark Beat a Patent Troll

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  • by Mr. Shotgun (832121) on Thursday April 19, 2012 @12:11PM (#39734893)

    If Fox News' Derp-O-Sphere can label patent trolls as terrorists and inform the pitchfork and shotgun base.... that *might* actually be helpful.

    That would be nice as patent trolls care little for political affiliation and will happily shake down a republican as well as a democrat. But alas the comment section for this story on Foxnews is mostly filled with complaints about Fark, not the lesson from the story itself. People seem content to hate each other for their political leanings, and won't realize some issues transcend politics and need cooperation to root out.

  • Re:How about... (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 19, 2012 @12:24PM (#39735059)
    As do Fox news bashers who don't watch enough to actually know what the hell they're talking about; it's mostly groupthink, and to a great many liberals, a different viewpoint is construed as a lie. You assign solely to FN those attributes which other news channels suffer from.
  • by whitroth (9367) <whitroth AT 5-cent DOT us> on Thursday April 19, 2012 @02:40PM (#39736847) Homepage

    Has *anyone* ever fought back asserting that by Article 1, section 8(8) specifically says "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors", and since trolls is neither the author nor inventor, nor to they use the material of the patent to produce the product of the patent, their claim to the patent is invalid?


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