Monday, November 17, 2008

A BB Double-Whammy: Silly Corporation Tricks

Two highlights from Boingboing today:

Halliburton has apparently decided to be extra evil lately, reserving the exclusive right to break the patent system by trolling for patents. (The exact practice being "patented": "patent acquisition and assertion by a (non-inventor) first party against a second party.") This isn't even subtly evil - it's blatantly evil. How can you patent being a system-exploiting dipwad?

Secondly, some pinko lunatic left-leaning Harvard professor is suing the RIAA for the rights of citizens to feel safe from corporate prosecution for socially-accepted activities. Dirty liberal.

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