Items tagged with: intellectualproperty

#swpats = #fakepatents

It's the #law

But #epo rarely adheres to the EPC (law)

Brute-Forced Copyrighting: Liberating All The Melodies

#mischacks #bruteforce #composing #copyright #copyrightinfringement #intellectualproperty #law #legal #melody #midi #music #philosophy #hackaday
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Brute-Forced Copyrighting: Liberating All The Melodies
Soon (this year) the #epo can throw out all computer simulation #patents aka #swpats https://twitter.com/bardehleIP/status/1234372970006687746 but EPO management already illegally meddles in the BOA case. To cover up the abuse of granting authority.
Even the #swpats that the #epo does grant are thrown out by judges
Founders of firm making alcoholic sweets left puzzled by trademark infringement claim

Small, sweet bears with the capacity to inflict a very sore head have triggered an intellectual property dispute involving a multinational confectioner, a trio of enterprising Spanish students and a shot or two of alcohol.

A couple of years ago, three friends studying in the Basque country experienced an epiphany: what if they combined their childhood love of sweets with their adult taste for alcohol? And what if the delivery system were a small, chewy bear?
'Why can't we use a bear?' Spanish startup shocked by Haribo legal threat
#Food #Spain #Intellectualproperty #Food&drinkindustry #Business #Europe #Worldnews #Law
Don't kid yourselves, #epo

You harm SMEs and you know it


Can't lie to everyone, not for long anyway http://techrights.org/2019/12/14/smes-are-the-european-champions/
All #swpats are fake #patents even if the #epo grants these because uncorrupted courts (outside the EPO) reject these, owing to the #epc
To highlight another contradiction created by "intellectual property"

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.

To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums.

Tractor hacking is growing increasingly popular because John Deere and other manufacturers have made it impossible to perform "unauthorized" repair on farm equipment, which farmers see as an attack on their sovereignty and quite possibly an existential threat to their livelihood if their tractor breaks at an inopportune time.

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The #epo judgments do not matter because they're legally invalid https://twitter.com/bardehleIP/status/1206489648236765184 see http://techrights.org/2019/07/18/g-219-eba-epo/ what matter is what actual courts will say
Both are subverting caselaw to grant fake #patents that are #swpats but the courts eventually correct all this by tossing out these invalid patents (IPs)
There's no such thing as #intellectualproperty https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/1196383553401040896 use correct and sound terms. #patents are not "property" http://techrights.org/2018/11/25/patents-are-not-property/
#epo does not have any concept of justice. #swpats are not legal. To assess #patents you must look at the record peripheral to the EPO https://twitter.com/bardehleIP/status/1196322200258781185 see http://techrights.org/2019/08/10/violating-the-epc/

Tindie Seller Reviews a Knock-Off of His Own Product

#mischacks #reviews #copyright #d1mini #design #esp8266 #infringement #intellectualproperty #knockoff #led #matric #hackaday
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Tindie Seller Reviews a Knock-Off of His Own Product
proponents of #swpats in #europe rely on #epo that violates #epc rather than actual, outside courts https://twitter.com/bardehleIP/status/1189820599964749824 http://techrights.org/wiki/index.php/Software_Patents_in_Europe
EPO still repeating a bunch of laughable lies along with #EU agency #EUIPO https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/1179040804964315137 see http://techrights.org/2019/09/30/europe-paid-for-so-called-study/

...>not< #education

You even use intentionally-misleading propaganda terms

Do you ever look yourselves in the mirror?
Disney re-released The Lion King in 2019, remastering the original soundtrack with an all new singing cast. In particular, the song "Hakuna Matata" has the characters reference the original 1994 version's lyrics.

However, on #Spotify you can only find the newer soundtrack, which makes the self-reference joke inaccessible for anyone who didn't actually watch the original version.

Thanks, #Disney and intellectual property!

#IntellectualProperty #Fail
#IntellectualProperty Is Neither Intellectual, Nor Property: Discuss https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190910/17343842967/intellectual-property-is-neither-intellectual-property-discuss.shtml http://techrights.org/2018/11/25/patents-are-not-property/
There is no such thing as #IntellectualProperty rights because they're not property, not rights and arguably not intellectual either. These are sound bites and pretext for oppression and colonialism in #africa (claiming #debt that does not exist) https://www.bilaterals.org/?the-african-single-market-takes-a

«Progress» in trade talks between US' Trump and China's Jinping

Speaking to reporters at an Oval Office meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Drumpf said a “final agreement” had been worked out between the two countries on currency manipulation, but he offered no details.

"Ultimately, I think the biggest decisions and some even smaller decisions will be made by President Xi and myself,” he said. “I think President Xi and I will work out the final points. Perhaps and perhaps not."
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #News #Politics #China #PRChina #Xi #Jinping #XiJinping #TradeTalks #TradeWar #Tariffs #Tariff #CurrencyManipulation #IntellectualProperty #Copyright #CopyrightInfringement

Ingo mocks McDonald's' Big Mac after trademark loss

In the case, the EU Intellectual Property Office determined that McDonald’s had not proven genuine use of the phrase “Big Mac” over five years leading up to the 2017 Supermac’s filing. McDonald’s had submitted web menus and promotional materials such as posters featuring the Big Mac, but in the end these were deemed insufficient by the EU regulatory body.

A series of print ads from David Miami subtly called out grills on the home patios of McDonald’s execs, LOLA MullenLowe’s “Scary Clown Night” offered a free Whopper to anyone dressed as a clown on Halloween (a dig at Ronald McDonald, of course), and FCB New York scored a PR and app-promotion coup with Whopper Detour, which unlocked a 1-cent Whopper coupon only when customers got within a few hundred feet of a McDonald’s.

#News #McDonalds #BurgerKing #EU #EuropeanUnion #Patent #Trademark #BigMac #FastFood #JunkFood #IntellectualProperty
Burger King Trolls McDonald’s Yet Again With an Entire Menu Mocking the Big Mac
You mean #patents #trademarks and #copyrights - which should not be lumped or grouped using the misnomer of "property" (legally and technically these are NOT property AT ALL) https://twitter.com/EPOorg/status/1090274628243578880 http://techrights.org/2018/11/25/patents-are-not-property/
Corrupt #epo even granted #patents on chewing gums. EPO insiders are joking at the quality of European Patents these days

#Books and authors to lose copyright on Jan. 1, 2019**

Until now, the publishing house that still bears Knopf’s name has held the North American copyright on the title. But that will change on Jan. 1, when “The Prophet” enters the public domain, along with works by thousands of other artists and writers, including Marcel Proust, Willa Cather, D. H. Lawrence, Agatha Christie, Joseph Conrad, Edith Wharton, P. G. Wodehouse, Rudyard Kipling, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Frost and Wallace Stevens.

Oooh, I'm already looking forward to it. :-)

But it will also be a boon for readers, who will have more editions to choose from, and for writers and other artists who can create new works based on classic stories without getting hit with an intellectual property lawsuit.

The up- and downsides of copyright laws. But still, we need them, for artists and authors alik... Show more...
This guy thinks differently:
But at the same time do not believe for a second that trade wars cannot be "won." They can be and they are being, right now. The EU is screaming because they know good and damn well that the claims of "everyone loses" was and is a lie, and they're scared ****less by the fact that we haven't seen the market go to hell as everyone predicted would happen.

Instead the EU auto manufacturers know that they either have to drop their tariffs and restrictions on American cars or lose a good part of their export market here in the US. They want both the advantage here and there..... just like the Chinese want to steal all our intellectual property and sell our corporations slave labor, and call this 'free trade'.
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Can the open hardware revolution help to democratise technology?

(Tsss ... Die englische Sprache ... Warum reden sie von "Revolution", wenn sie eigentlich Reform/Transformation durch "liberalen Wandel" meinen?)

And the materials involved are not simply physical. They are social too. If open hardware is to be genuinely inclusive, then its practices must actively empower people to become involved. Notionally accessible tools need to become actually available, and people need to feel confident using them. This requires social skills in community participation, as well as technology skills.
FabLabs are fantastic at combining face-to-face developments with online n
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"Drug patents could be Canada's special weapon in U.S. trade dispute" http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/second-opinion-trade-dispute-canada-us-drug-patents-intellectual-property-1.4708630 #canada #usa #tradewar #nafta #patents #intellectualproperty #drugs #tariffs
For a while I've held the two separate beliefs that #capitalism is harmful and that intellectual property is harmful but I've never connected both until today, when I realized that intellectual property was just another form of rentier capitalism.

#politics #intellectualproperty
Some important points I am taking from the book Free Culture (which is freely licensed and you can go download it right now):
  • #copyright:
    • in the beginnig:
    • a right to use a particular machine to replicate a #book in order to publish it
    • lasted 14 years
    • required registration (= was not automatic) and storing a copy of the work in a library (to be available when it falls into the #publicdomain)
    • didn't cover derivative works (e.g. you could freely make a play out of the book)
    • now:
    • life + 70 years (!!!)
    • can be indefinitely prolonged by law, even though it's unconstitutional
    • co
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The enclosure of knowledge (2): Big Pharma

A major aim of so-called ‘free’ trade treaties is to enforce pharmaceutical patents and thus end access to cheap generic medicines. For many in low and medium income countries, this means ending access to medicines altogether. Even for those of us lucky enough to live in a wealthy country like the UK, it can sometimes mean that the NHS can’t afford the treatment we need.


#NHS #healthcare #BigPharma #CorporatePower #capitalism #GenericMedicines #patents #IntellectualProperty #KnowledgeCommons #enclosure #PrivateProperty
#swpats are a disgrace and virtually every software developer rejects them. Help abolish them for good to make life better for programmers. https://twitter.com/RaffoulNatalie/status/986220283802480640 #canada #cipo #uspto #us #patents
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