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Patents, according to the European Schoolnet study, would [[Blocks competing software, reducing choice|narrow the choice of software on offer]] and increase the [[costs passed on to buyers of software]].
 
Patents, according to the European Schoolnet study, would [[Blocks competing software, reducing choice|narrow the choice of software on offer]] and increase the [[costs passed on to buyers of software]].
 
As found in a study by [[Software Freedom Law Center]], for every copy of Microsoft Windows, the buy pays US$20 for patents.<ref>http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/patent-tax.html</ref>
 
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A school with only 50 Windows machines — barely enough for one class of students — is paying $1,000 of its limited budget in patent tax, rather than buying books or other useful supplies.
 
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