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Translation: Facebook Seeks Control Over System

Facebook is apparently trying to patent the process of crowd-sourcing the translation of content into different languages, even though other social networks like Hi5 have already rolled out their own implementations of the system, which asks members of a community to translate words by popular vote. Would such a patent incentivize the ingenious innovation of Facebook's developers or curtail the boundless innovation that the free spread of such a system would facilitate? A judge may decide.

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