Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

That is already implemented in several countries, it´s called "Compulsory Patent Licensing".

Here's a paper from 1988 (!!!) which basically endorses it for the U.S.

http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals...

The Wikipedia article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_license#Patents

they're basically used for medicines now, but it should be implemented for everything.

Also, a little research showed it to be ineffective in Australia because you need to ask for permission from the government first.

Finally, it doesn't stop "bad patents" and might even promote them.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: