Monday, 5 November 2012
All the IPKat (and Merpel) can say -- and all that their blogging team can repeat -- is a giant "thank you" to all our readers, guest bloggers and emeritus Kats, whose insights, comments, criticisms and katpat-earning leads have helped to keep us all on our toes.
Ultimately a weblog is only as good as its readers can let it be, and the tremendous encouragement we have received from our readers (including many other IP bloggers) over the years cannot be underestimated. Such help and support cannot be allowed to go without acknowledgement.
The IPKat would like to take this opportunity to remind readers of this weblog's aims: to explain how IP law works in theory and practice and to show that, while the world's IP systems may have faults for which they are justly criticised, these systems ultimately work as a force for good since they have brought us, and continue to bring us, the fruits of so much technological, cultural and social innovation.
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