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Context : OnPatents, MakingVaccines

BillGates wants to defend patents on vaccines. Here's a broader discussion on his legitimacy in such debates

He was also in favour of SoftwarePatents. (Though for some reason I thought he wasn't). At least that's what this article from TheGuardian implies.

The argument in principle that Gates makes against "communism" starts in exactly the right place. But his vested interests lead him to drag it in the wrong direction. It is as if the Sheriff of Nottingham were to announce that it's enormously important that your property was protected from criminals - so he'll take everything you have that might be stolen and lock it up for safety in his castle.*,3604,1387447,00.html