This is a flaw in our legal system. The judges understand law, but not technology, and technology grows faster than most people can keep up with. Despite the fact that this judge is clearly ignorant, he is possibly the norm among a career that tends to feature older people who are highly specialized, with almost no technical knowledge.
How do we fix it? Do we need technology courts like we have family courts? Do we need tech translators that can be appointed to help judges understand what they have power over?
My understanding is that this is factual. Despite the warrant being for another apartment, and the police having entered the wrong place, if they did so 'accidentally', then anything they find in the wrong apartment is still admissible as evidence and they could arrest the victim and then whitewash the whole thing. "Good thing we went to the wrong place, because we found out he was smuggling photos of kittens hanging from tree branches!"
Here's a petition for you: Dear Whitehouse.gov, please stop this farce. Take down this petition website and admit that you are unwilling and unable to justify your actions since the start of this administration. signed- Embarrassed For You
What I don't understand is this: how did software ever get patented in the first place? It is a set of instructions written in another language. Why does the language matter? It should still be the realm of copyright, not patent!
If not, then I should be able to write a cook book and patent fried chicken recipes.