A new 30-minute documentary titled "Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system" about the application of patent law to software is now available to download from patentabsurdity.com.Andrew Donoghue at eweekeurope.com in Free Software Film Slams Absurdity Of Software Patents writes:
"A new film criticising the growth of software patents is being made freely available for copying and dissemination to demonstrate the importance of open standards.In our opinion, this excellently done documentary film is destined to become a classic in the law.
The documentary, “Patent Absurdity”, has been released online and is being partly funded by open software campain group the Free Software Foundation. The film is being made available under the Creative Commons BY-ND (Attribution-No Derivative Works) license, which encourages sharing and redistribution. The film was also made entirely with free software, in the Ogg Theora format, the makers claims."