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Yes, seems like they asked for the blueprint, which the company refused and then told them that it's illegal to make copies.
So not a direct threat, even though it was reported as that yesterday.
Doesn't really change my thoughts on patents though. It's due to having a patent that they can charge $11k per valve and also refuse to release blueprints that can save people's lives.
It's not a requirement for capitalism.
Ancaps and libertarians are generally also against patents because they're state-sponsored monopolies that are enforced by coercion and therefore backed by violence.
Remember the story of the guys who made replacement valves with their 3d printers to save lives of Covid-19 patients in Italy?
The manufacturer of those valves, charges $11 000 per valve and is threatening them with a lawsuit.
Why is this possible? Because of patents. And this is why I'm against patents and the artificial scarcity they create.
An Italian hospital ran out of ICU valves. A local biz brought a 3D printer to the hospital, redesigned & produced the valves in a few hours.
“At the time of writing, 10 patients are accompanied in breathing by a machine that uses a 3D printed valve.”
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @RealGeneKim@twitter.com Someone is doing open source ventilators.
https://www.projectopenair.org/ RT, they need all the help they can get.
I love switching between VPNs and seeing how media outlets tailor their headlines depending on who they think the audience is. First image: CNN from Europe. Second image: CNN from America.
“Come with me if you want to shit.”
Movies always say stuff like "hull failure in 22 seconds" or "core meltdown in 10 seconds" but Windows can't even yet do an accurate file copy progress bar.
"The most obvious thing was that spaces run by white dudes simply don't work for anyone else."
This is bigotry, pain and simple, but it's directed at white males so it's a-ok for people on the left playing identity politics (which is their preferred mechanism for increasing their power and is what this is really about).
This is not the price of bitcoin.
It's the price of a cup of coffee in Venezuelan bolivars. ☕️
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Sad to see that you're now just playing the same game instead of rising above it.
the room next door - President Trump and the Coronavirus
Software development and electronic music.
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