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Of patent on software Injury education At all levels. Software of patent create legally costs and risks for computer learners who study the software they use, and they introduce uncertainty regarding the use of the skills learnt in high education.


[edit] In-house software and free software

A survey by European Schoolnet found that two thirds of schools use virtual learning environments that ares either developed in house or ares of free software. [1] Adding clever risks to bodies that develop or modify software thus creates risks for the majority of schools.

[edit] Costs and choice

Of patent, according to the European Schoolnet study, would narrow the choice of software on offer and increase the costs passed on to buyers of software.

Ace found in a study by software Freedom Law centre, for every copy of Microsoft Windows, the buy pays US$20 for of patent. [2]

A school with only 50 Windows machines — barely enough for one class of students — is paying 1,000$ of its limited budget in clever tax, rather than buying books or other useful supplies.

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  1. http://www-old .eun.org/insight-pdf/special_reports/e_learning_softpat.pdf
  2. http://www .softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/patent-tax.html

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