VC Sends Sends Out 200 DVDs Of Documentary About Absurdity Of Software Patents
from the getting-the-message-out dept
We've mentioned in the past how well-respected venture capitalist Brad Feld was one of the first to come out against software patents. Since then, he's grown more and more concerned about patents in general, including those outside of software. He's been getting more and more active in the discussion as well, with his latest move being to send out 200 free copies of the movie "Patent Absurdity," to 200 people who he believes should see it. The movie itself looks pretty good, though I haven't had a chance to see the whole thing yet. That said, while patents and copyrights are different (but related) issues, I'm a bit surprised to see the filmmakers put a "no-derivatives" license on the movie. That seems contrary to the concept being promoted here.