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Old 11-26-2016, 12:38 AM   #21
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While you may believe that only lawyers "win," the fact is that copyright law is intended to encourage people to create by providing legal protection for their creations. So people win.
Intentions aside, I see more examples of harm than benefit to society by current copyright and patent practice.
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:42 AM   #22
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Intentions aside, I see more examples of harm than benefit to society by current copyright and patent practice.
We're talking about copyright here. What harm do you see?
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #23
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I think the whole thrust of the article was about creativity in recipes. I once saw a TV programme about this. They interviewed a chef from Bologna who made a pasta alla bolognese that looked like a small easter egg, pasta on the outside and bolognese sauce on the inside. Heston Blumenthal is well known for his amazing innovations, and in every case of innovation, presentation plays a major part. You can't copyright items of food, but I believe it's right and proper that creativity in the innovative use of them to create a dish should, and imho I agree with the article when it says two years. Things move on with progress - maybe on this issue it could be interesting to be open-minded.

Good discussion. No arrogance meant on my part.

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Old 11-26-2016, 11:27 PM   #24
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Well put di! Matter of fact, you have done it so succinctly and eloquently, I could perhaps change my mind.

I guess I associate copywrite too much with lawsuits and nasty proceedings. I see no problem in giving someone their creative methods their proper due.
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