united states law


a: Copyright ~
b: owning a building

What: "By way of analogy, owning a copyright is like owning a building. If someone wants to live in the building, the person must own the building, or the person lease some or all of the space in the building from the owner."

Writer: Gregg R. Zegarelli,
Date: Apr 26 2012 3:43 PM

A Tree Is A Tree Is A Treeee

a: Patenting a gene ~
b: trying to patent a tree

What: Or, as William Hazeltine, former Pres of HGSI says: "Trying to patent a human gene is like trying to patent a tree. You can patent a table that you build from a tree, but you cannot patent the tree itself."

Writer: William Hazeltine
Date: May 7 2013 5:38 PM

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