[PLUG-TALK] IEEE P1817 "Consumer Ownable Digital Personal Property"

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Mar 17 06:10:16 PDT 2011


On Wed, 16 Mar 2011, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> One shotgun is aimed by the thief/inventor at the proprietor, inducing him
> to share the revenues illegitimately misappropriated from the alcoholic
> community.  The other shotgun is aimed by the proprietor/corporation at
> the thief, to prevent the thief from getting any of the revenue, allowing
> the proprietor to lower the cost of the bottles.  The rest of society is
> like the innocent bystanders in the liquor store, likely to get hit by the
> crossfire, because shotguns are notoriously imprecise in their deliveries.

Keith,

   Do you distinguish between pattents on products (my understanding of their
original intent) from those on ideas and implementations such as computer
software and (ahem!) "business processes"?

Rich



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