Re: IP insanity (was RE: Author of DeCss Arrested)

From: phil osborn (
Date: Sun Feb 06 2000 - 00:13:27 MST

Frankly, I had not realized that it was quite this bad.

>From:>Subject: IP insanity (was RE: Author of DeCss
>Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 04:01:00 -0600
> > 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.
> Peace,
> William Kitchen
>The future is ours to create.

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