Socialist? If I am, it's because I learned it from the American
Founding Fathers. I cite the United States Constitution, Article I,
Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Patent and Copyright Clause.
Patents and copyrights flow from the same Constitutional
authorization. The current spate of extensions to the copyright law
was done to benefit the Walt Disney Company, not any actual authors.
Corporations must be watched and should never be granted the same
rights as people. They serve a valuable purpose but must be limited
to that purpose.
To move back to amps, I humbly offer my Heath project for anybody who
might not have already seen it:
On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Jim Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2010 15:34:48 -0400, Jeff Carter wrote:
>>eternal copyrights, where all human knowledge/advances eventually become
>>the property of an immortal corporation.
> But that's capitalism -- your position sounds like socialism to me. :)
> But that's not what we're talking about in the case of the Heath manual,
> which documents a product that they sold (and with it, a copy of that
> manual). Although I'm not a lawyer, tt would seem to me that using
> another copy of that manual to work on their product if the original copy
> of the manual happened to be lost would be "fair use," but use of the
> manual to copy the product would not.
> But all of this is quite separate from a PATENT, which has different
> rules for lifetime, and which is much closer to your "human
> knowledge/advances" issue. The CIRCUITRY in the amp may be subject to
> several different patents!
> Jim K9YC
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