24 July 2021

Excess IP Protections Are a Threat to National Security

I am referring, of course, to the fact that soldiers are forbidden from performing repairs on essential equipment, because the military contractors use patent and trade secret protections to force the military to use their services.

This expensive and potentially dangerous

The comments on this video are rather telling.

A typical example:

This has been a problem in the army for years. We had to pay contractors to help us fix things because we didn’t have access to “proprietary “ company information. A big problem with the Apache.


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