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Re: [vox] [OT] SBC to sue LUGOD?
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Re: [vox] [OT] SBC to sue LUGOD?

begin Michael J Wenk <mwenk@comcast.net> 
> > ps- can you *imagine* the world we'd be living in if da vinci or galileo
> > could've patented their inventions?
> Being the devil's advocate here, Its really immaterial.

it sucks when humor just whizes right past someone....


> way for people and companies to make money off of their product(well to not
> allow others to make money off of their product w/o their consent.)  Im all
> for patent and copyrighting.  What irks me most about this is that it is
> likely that the patent holder wasn't the first to think of this or do it.  I
> don't mind if the guy who comes up with the idea makes money, but it bugs me
> that the guy or company that sees and copies it, tries to make money and
> forces everyone to play by their rules.
> The other thing I cannot stand is patent renewal.  Patents should be good
> for a fixed time and not be renewable.  I don't mind rewarding ingenuity but
> I don't think patents should be used to encourage sloth and inefficiency.
> And to answer your question directly, Nothing would be different had da
> vinci or gallileo or any other inventor had been protected by patents.  Its
> been so long that the patent period is more like an eyeblink than anything
> else.
> > begin Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>
> > >
> > > Interesting article on Kuro5hin:
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Forwarded message from K5 <help@kuro5hin.org> -----
> > >
> > > SBC's Jack-Booted IP Thugs Launch Shakedown Racket
> > >   By FuzzyOne, 2003-01-25 14:20:52
> > >   Section: MLP, Topic: Technology
> > >
> > > Does your site use framesets for navigation?  Are there navigation
> > > indicators or tabs that remain in the same location as you move from
> page
> > > to page on your favorite site [http://www.kuro5hin.org/]?  If so, start
> > > checking your mail and your finances--the Intellectual Property
> department
> > > of telecom concern SBC Communications [http://www.sbc.com/] is coming to
> > > call and they want to be paid [http://www2.museumtour.com/sbc.html].
> > >
> > > http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2003/1/25/0115/73234
> > >
> > > ----- End forwarded message -----
> > >
> > >
> > > *sigh*
> > >
> > > -bill!

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win. -- Gandhi, being prophetic about Linux.

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