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Re: "My dad is a pirate."

From: Hadron
Subject: Re: "My dad is a pirate."
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:23:30 +0100
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Mark Kent <> writes:

> El Tux <nope@spamsucks.invalid> espoused:
>> On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:17:16 +0000, Unruh wrote:
>>> rjack <> writes:
>>>>El Tux wrote:
>>>>> In contrast, copying for your own personal use is a legal gray area in
>>>>> the US. None of the cases you cited involves such use.
>>> It is a legal grey area not because it is written in the law( if it were
>>> it would not be grey) but because it is impossible to make lawas which
>>> 90 % of the population violate. YOu cannot throw 90% into jail. It is
>>> also a grey area because making backups IS authorized in law. Thus
>>> attempts by the companies to negate that right are themselves arguably
>>> illegal.
>> What I'd like to see is a law that says any copyright verdict must
>> support the original intent of copyright as expressed in the U.S.
>> Constitution: "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by
>> securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive
>> Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." If you can show
>> that a specific application of copyright law is having the opposite
>> effect to that stated intent, then that application should be declared
>> unenforceable. And if it can be shown that a copyright owner is
>> deliberately abusing copyright law in a manner that is *clearly* in
>> contravention of that intent, the judge should have the option of
>> declaring his copyright null and void.
>> The same should go for patents.
> The first thing to consider is whether patent should ever be transferrable
> from the original inventor.  To my mind, if a company employs someone
> who invents something, that invention should remain the property of
> that person, and the company should license it from them, similarly, it
> should not be possible to sell on patents to patent trolling companies
> like Acacia, or anyone else, for that matter.
> It's about time that ownership of such things was returned to the real
> inventors...

If ever there was a time that Mark Kent revealed himself to be a troll
it is now.

Listen to what he is saying : a company who employs someone is not
entitled to the things that that employee is paid to work on. He is
is a troll or absolutely making it with a tele-tubbie.

FWIW, I do agree with stopping the selling of patents to a degree. Use
it or lose it in other words.

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