@GoddersUK:

Are you sure we are better off? Delaying the release of new drugs by decades? Drugs that can save lives today? Rejecting perfectly good drugs because they made a clerical error? Driving the costs of these drugs through the roof, just because there might be a few bad men? I hope you are sure, because I am not.

I apologize if I misrepresented your argument,.

I do not propose any form of protection. Like I've stated before, you can't copy everything, you only copy the succesfull ideas. And if these ideas are succesfull allready, fruits have allready been plucked. That's how you pay for R&D. Apple is a very good example, it made billions being innovative, it has stopped doing that and strated protecting it's marketshare. Would be interesting to see where they go from here.

Regulation does not drive product safety, the market does. Market changed first, law followed.

I agree with you on the concept of the patent, the idea is nice. The real world application not so, so I am against.