Re: Intellectual property

The Low Golden Willow (
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 13:54:46 -0800 (PST)

On Mar 21, 9:21pm, Michael Lorrey wrote, while attacking the idea of
intellectual property being guarded by individual contracts in an

} Listen, contracts between individuals don't mean squat. The ski industry

} no fault of the resorts. Every ski ticket has on it a waiver stating
} that to purchase a ticket is to recognise the individuals complete
} responsibility for oneself, etc. etc., and signs in front of the ticket

} them. You'd think that they'd be fully protected, right? No such luck.

Uh, I thought this would be because when the injured skier sues in
government court, the court ignores the ticket contract. Same as you
can always sue for malpractice. Same as various commercial waivers that
say "Void where prohibited by state law." Contracts between individuals
don't mean squat to the extent that the government you feel is necessary
chooses to void the contracts.

That the point you were trying to make?

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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