Poll: Should Software Patents Die?

In this week’s episode of Super Podcast Action Committee, EZK and I discussed software patents and whether they’re beneficial to the games industry, detrimental or somewhere in between.

Now it’s your turn to chime in.

A lovingly hand-crafted poll sits on the right side of this very screen, nestled snuggly underneath the LOGIN box.  As of this writing, over 200 readers have made their opinion on software patents known and so far opinion is split between “software patents can take a long walk off a short pier” and “Gentlemen, we can reform them. We have the technology. We have the capability to make software patents beneficial to all mankind!”

Last week’s poll had over 450 voters so who knows what the results will look like in the next few days?  Love ‘em or hate ‘em, be sure to make your opinions known in the comments, especially if you have some specific form of patent reform in mind.  We’d love to hear it and we’ll be sure to read the best, most interesting comments on the next SuperPAC when we reveal the poll’s final numbers so hop to it!

Oh come on, all the cool kids are doing it…

(Check out a bunch of funny patent cartoons at Stu’s Views.)

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen

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