Friday, 13 April 2007

Intellectual property rights

Unscrupulous Grabbits all over the planet are busy copyrighting the genomes of staple crops in pursuit of their noble goal of turning our common heritage into a personnal piggy bank. Where they cannot steal existing stuff they are genetically tinkering in order to produce modified, patented, repeat-purchase cash cows.
It seems to us at Throbgoblins International that it is somewhat bonkers to allow a corporation (legally bound to the profit principle at all costs) to control access to basic foodstuffs (remember them?) by having control of their means of reproduction.

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