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or Patents are designed to protect those who have invested their time, effort, and energy toward creating something unique that will serve humankind in some capacity. A good inventor should be rewarded for inventing good things, right? But like anything that relies on the legal system for prevailing justice, patents can be abused by the unscrupulous until someone takes action to put the brakes on the madness. As Eddie Ringle reports, a court adviser in the European Union has stated that software ideas can't be copyrighted. Will this have an effect that ripples across the pond to challenge outrageous patent claims in the United States? We shall see... You can watch the entire episode of TLDR here: