[LINK] EFF Patent Busting Project

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri May 15 15:57:49 EST 2009


On Fri, 15 May 2009 at 09:00:29 +1000 Craig Sanders wrote:
> the problem with bad patents isn't just limited to software, nor is
> the fight against them.  For example:
>
> http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/13/1230215
>
>     "The ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation have filed a lawsuit
>     charging that patents on two human genes[1] associated with breast
>     and ovarian cancer are unconstitutional and invalid. ...
That one hit a nerve. Anything that allows someone to assert ownership 
of any part of a human being is akin to slavery. For me, it invalidates 
the concept of "Intellectual Property" in totality.
 
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David Boxall                    |  All that is required
                                |  for evil to prevail is
                                |  for good men to do nothing.
                                |     -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

 
 


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