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Re: Hypothetical situation to chew on

On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 11:34:47PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Frankly, I think we were better off in the days when copyright had to
> > be explicitly claimed.
> > 
> > Anybody who doesn't know enough to claim it obviously doesn't know
> > enough to license the damn thing properly either. That would cut out a
> > lot of the crap we see.
> I agree entirely.  I also agree with the various proposals to revoke the
> copyright grant when the copyright holder ceases to care about it.

Apply that to patents as well, and you've got my vote.

If it's going to be "Intellectual Property" (hack, spit!) then it should be
treated like property -- if you don't maintain it, then squatters can take
it and you have no rights to it any more.

- Matt

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