The current move to patent computer programs is a move in the wrong direction and should be stopped. The patent system was originally designed solely to protect small-time inventors from exploitation, not to give large corporations control over a methodology. Any computer program is merely the implementation of a methodology.
Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
(A) Computer programs should be developed not only by large corporations but by small-time inventors as well.
(B) Implementing a methodology always requires less creative effort than does true invention.
(C) The issue of whether or not to patent computer programs presents the patent system with problems that have never before arisen.
(D) Large corporations should not hold patents for implementations of methodologies.
(E) Small-time inventors who support the move to patent computer programs act contrary to their own best interests.
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