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A proposal for re-envisioning intellectual property law.Last changed 8 years ago.
A proposal to rewrite 35 U.S.C. 261 which covers patent ownership and assignment rightsLast changed 8 years ago.
Sure, but this would presumably only cover IP "owned" by the service issuing the TOS. Actually, now that I think about it, as creators increasingly publish their works online, either on self-managed sites or through user-generated content sites, this might be the way to go. Although now this concept is starting to blur into what Creative Commons already does. Originally, this idea started out with more focus on patents and then I tried to expand it to all IP. But the separate systems for patent/trademark and copyright law militate a fork in how to take this concept through to execution. Since patent reform is my top priority, I switched focus to my "Kill the Trolls" hack. I admit my only goal with this was to open the conversation on how to shift overall IP policy from a property law paradigm to a contract one. Going any further than that would require specific proposals for each branch of IP.Posted 8 years ago
Comments and additional proposals are welcome...Posted 8 years ago
I originally thought about hacking an existing contract, but then I realized "Hmm, where can I find a contract between a private party and the public?" And I couldn't come up with a good answer. So I think we'll have to build this contract from scratch, unless someone suggests a better starting point.Posted 8 years ago
Feel free to comment on the idea and add details if you feel so compelled.Posted 8 years ago