Posted by: Anonymous
on March 02, 2008 05:10 PM
Some folks don't like me using the IPR acronym, because they define it as a subversive act to undermine the sharing of knowledge.
FMP - IPR should only be owned by the individual (prevent buying and selling) who created it, and allow lease (agreements/contracts) to institutions (schools, businesses, governments, religions ...). Institutions have no intellect (reality) and have no reasonable claim to intellectual property created by an individual, group, community. Protect the freedoms of the artists, intellectuals, innovators ... from exploitation by legal fraud and corporate/government hubris. In the USA this would (maybe) indicate an amendment to The USA Constitution, but it would protect IPR, for the individual, from corporate sponsored federal/state laws allowing seizure of personal intellectual property.
Under property rights (FMP) there are three specific types IPR, HPR, and RPR.
IPR - Intellectual Property existence is due to the field of human/sentient intellect and endeavor (includes theory/design).
HPR - Human Property existence is due to individual rights: (1) personal (speech, beliefs ...), (2) communal (genetics, food, ...).
RPR - Real Property existence result from the known laws of application science and physics (includes land, house, oil rig, modified/aggregate materials).
The difference between magic and science is knowledge. IPR and HPR keep knowledge "Open" to everyone equally for use, innovations, advancements ... RPR when applied to IPR/HPR restricts and retards economics, education, science, math ....
One last point is - all IPR and HPR should be "Open" (no fees/encumbrances) to use, research, innovation ... for all humanity. When RPR uses IPR/HPR and value/profit is generated, then (arbitrated/contracted) IPR/HPR proportional value should share, because the RPR products/systems would not exist without the human contribution, indicating (for me) the human contribution exceeds the business RPR contribution; So, after the (energy, material, marketeer ...) bills are paid, about one half of the remainder should be split between the IPR/HPR holders and the government for protecting the IPR/HPR for humanity.
I follow the laws of the land I live in, but I will never accept the present IPR laws as anything more than dejure/fiat exploitation, much like feudal lords (them U$, EU, other plutocrats) and peasants (US, EU, others).
FMP is used for "From My Perspective" "For My Principles"