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.
Patenting Computer Programmes should be stopped since it is moving in the wrong direction.
Originally - Designed to protect small Investors.
Now - Exploited by Large Corporations over methodology.
Computer Program is merely implementation of 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
(B) Implementing a methodology always requires less creative effort than does true invention.
Out of scope.
(C) The issue of whether or not to patent computer programs presents the patent system with problems that have never before arisen.
Out of scope and Irrelevant.
(D) Large corporations should not hold patents for implementations of methodologies.
True , if Large Companies hold Patents for Implementation of methodology then it will not foster fair competition.
(E) Small-time inventors who support the move to patent computer programs act contrary to their own best interests.
Not at all true , but are trying to protect their own best Interest...