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Description I would like to present a Case against Weapons Patents.
Tags patent crime
Person organizing User:Ideenschmied_eu
Language en - English
en - English
Duration 5
Desired session Day 3


The Case against Weapons Patents.

20th century Terrorists like Andreas Baader or Ulrike Meinhof could not learn from Weapons Patents how to build bombs.

But in october 1998 the European Patent office (EPO) put 30 Million patents online in full text. On April 21th, 1999 the USPTO put a big batch of Patents online. These releases included weapons patents. They included US Patent US5698812 Thermite destructive device. And worse. Patents comprise instructions explaining how to build the patented stuff.

Thus 21th century Terrorists like Mohammed Atta have easy access on instructions how to build Weapons.

This is not acceptable. This is one reason why Weapons patents should be banned.

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