Introduction to Patents (in Videos)

Here is a decent introduction to the key issues with software patents, delivered by Mark Webbink. Below you’ll find some past coverage along with videos that make various points.

Software patents

  1. Trivial invention and obvious patent from Burst (direct link to video)
  2. Explanatory video from FFII on the problem with software patents (direct link to video)
  3. “Show Us The Code” letter (direct link to video)
  4. “Show Us The Code” story (direct link to video)
  5. Jerry Rosenthal (short and blurry) (direct link to video)
  6. Eben Moglen on the Novell/Microsoft patent deal (direct link to video)
  7. Even Moglen on the “be very afraid tour” (direct link to video)

General Patents

  1. Patents satire (trollish) (direct link to video)
  2. Funny ‘invention’ (direct link to video)
  3. Patently absurd (direct link to video)
  4. Patents that cost lives (direct link to video)
  5. Moral issue with patents (direct link to video)
  6. Monopolies earn the most from patents (direct link to video)
  7. The “Patent Troll” video (direct link to video)
  8. EFF Talks about patents (direct link to first video), European patent law (direct link to second video)
  9. Victim of patent abuse (direct link to video)
  10. Europe and patent laws (direct link to video)

Intellectual Property

  1. Eric Schmidt on intellectual property (direct link to video)
  2. Joke about copyrights madness (direct link to video)


  1. The Microsoft/Apple deal (direct link to video)
  2. FSF/SFLC Call for donations (expired video)

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