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Beyond Shameful: Microsoft and IBM Lobbyist David Kappos Uses COVID-19 Lies to Push for Software Patents From the Back Door, Undermining What Courts Have Determined

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Image sourced from "The Hidden Nazi History of IBM and how they chose profit over morality"



Summary: IBM continues its evil work; instead of promoting software freedom it is lobbying via numerous fronts (IPO, Kappos and others) to restore software patenting in the US, harming programming professionals everywhere and benefiting nobody but monopolists

THE EVIL work to undermine 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101 has not stopped. David Kappos from IBM (he had worked there before Obama put him at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and he then worked again for IBM as a lobbyist with USPTO connections/'creds') is at it again and it's particularly ugly because he's exploiting the deaths of over a million people to push a truly nasty agenda, which would only lead to more people dying.



"It makes those of us who actually write code (unlike marketing giant IBM) and perpetually suffer from software patents want to just boycott IBM altogether."The headline of his piece is something like Bringing Back Software Patents is "Literally a Matter of Life and Death" (he means to say that people will die unless there are software patents) and Hacker News has outlined that as "Kappos propose to restore software patents via Covid stimulus bill," quoting him as saying that: "That’s why Congress must act now to pass legislation to reverse the Supreme Court decisions that created the mess in the first place. In fact, Sens. Chris Coons and Thom Tillis already proposed a very viable blueprint for such legislation, which now can be included in the next coronavirus stimulus bill to restore predictability and stability. If passed, we’ll see a return to the strong incentive effect of the patent system that will engender the private sector investment we desperately need to finally get ahead of the pandemic treadmill we find ourselves on."

IBM and HitlerFor those who missed it, Coons was literally bribed by law firms to push this bill. This should be considered a crime, trying to overturn the SCOTUS decision without even a court's involvement. By bribery.

If it weren’t for Hitler, IBM would be nothing today. To see IBM's taskforces and lobbyists trying to leverage COVID-19 for this sort of malicious agenda is beyond disgraceful. It makes those of us who actually write code (unlike marketing giant IBM) and perpetually suffer from software patents want to just boycott IBM altogether.

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