Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 14:32:56 MST

Charlie Stross wrote:
> >
> Even more interesting given that the scope of some patents may be
> restricted, because patent law is not global in scope! The WIPO
> treaty has standardized this to some extent, but it's by no means
> universal -- some patent offices will let you patent *anything*
> while others are more selective.

A recent suggestion in 2600 magazine re the Digital Millenium Copyright
Act enforcement of DeCSS and eBook rights is to register copyrights to
various computer virii, then file DMCA lawsuits against Norton/McAffee,
etc when they add the virii to their anti-virus definitions list.

In all, I think it's a more productive means of illuminating the idiocy
one perceives in the world ....

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