IP insanity (was RE: Author of DeCss Arrested)

From: bill@iglobal.net
Date: Wed Feb 02 2000 - 03:01:00 MST

> An offshoot of this was the granting of patents and licenses for
> anything and everything to the commmoners. You could walk into
> and purchase the exslusive right to wear a red cockade on the fourth
> Sunday of the month on a particular street or streets.

Hopefully the US patent system will not degenerate to quite that level of
insanity, but the following patent suggests that at least some level of
insanity is already present.

I doubt that there is anyone who has a cat and a laser pointer who has
not infringed this 1995 patent.


                                        William Kitchen
The future is ours to create.

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