Thursday, August 18, 2016

An If/Then on Intellectual Property


Resolved,

That if there are taxpayer-funded universities (there shouldn't be, but if there are);

and that if the US government is gives its special friends special monopolies on information such as patent and copyright (it shouldn't, but if it does); then

all information products created by taxpayer-funded universities should fall under their own class of said recognition,  the sole purpose of which shall be to legally prevent anyone else from claiming copyright or patent on said information such that said information instantly effectively enters, and forever effectively remains in, the public domain.

Instead of, for example,  taxpayer-funded universities patenting stuff, then selling or licensing those patents to patent trolls. I mean, what in the blue fuck?

I guess I probably shouldn't  be even a little surprised that this is an issue, but yes, I really am.

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