Re: Yet another IP argument (was Re: My Extropian Manifesto...)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 08:49:14 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 8/13/00 5:30:08 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> >
> > Just because you didn't consent to the childs conception and birth does
> > not negate your responsibility for your biological offspring.
> >
> Interesting....
> Cloneing technology is not too far around the's barely
> conceivable that ANY cell could be used to clone a person. Say...a hair
> follicle....
> Now imagine the trouble that would cause....
> Liable for any genetic descendent yousay?

That is the definite problem. Will legal precedent yield to
technological advancement? This is a conundrum that will be used to
restrict the technology, place requirements that all clones be created
only as authorized by the legal owner of that DNA, which is why a
person's unique genome shall become their property. Perhaps not
intellectual property, but their property nonetheless.


Mike Lorrey

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