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Opening Doors and Smashing Windows: Alternative Measures for Funding Software Development

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Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Dean Baker

Topic: Manufacturing and industry (Computer and electronics industry)

Keywords: Patent protection; Intellectual property rights (IPR); Copyright law

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report examines the inefficiency and waste associated with patents and copyrights and explores alternative mechanisms for supporting software development.