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Yes, Linux is the same way, but we might not have good CPU to run those free programs if Intel and AMD were able to kill each other with their x86 and x86-64 patents: * Intel to AMD: Your x86 License Expires in 60 Days * Update! Report: AMD Says Intel is in Breach * Exclusive: Intel Tells Us Why AMD is Wrong This is good example how the patents are used currently in the world of computer technology.
"IP is granted under the constitution to encourage innovation"

The US constitution grants nothing. It only recognises natural rights, and delimits the power the government should have in protecting these.

Look to the later legislation of copyright and patent to see where privileges were granted.

The link in the original post is broken. It does not go to the full text of the article.

This link seems to work and to be to the same story: http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/03/17/technology/17cloud.php

In the future, please double-check all links work, with no mess and no fuss, before posting. As in, you can just click and read.

Thank you.

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