[linux-elitists] Perens paper on Free Software

Steve M Bibayoff smb23@csufresno.edu
Sat May 5 16:37:30 PDT 2001


Just finished skimny over Bruce Perens' paper titled "Software Patents 
vs. Free Software" (http://perens.com/Articles/Patents.html ), and was 
reminded of some of my basic old 8th grade Constitution class 
teachings. The part where he quotes the Constitution:
"Congress Shall Have Power To [...] promote the Progress of Science and 
useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the 
exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries"

Has anybody ever chalenged the constitutionality of the extending of 
the time copyrighted works expire? (hopefullyt that sentence made sense)

Steve




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