[NAFEX] Patents for all?
rosholdt at erols.com
Thu Feb 23 19:31:35 EST 2006
I highly recommend that if you can get a copy of the movie, "The Future
of Food", watch it. It deals with the patents that corporations are
right now applying for on long-publicly available varieties of all kinds
of crops as well as the whole issue of what is in the food you eat and
who controls it. The attached website also has places where there are
free public showings. You will probably not ever see this on mainstream
Zone 6b/7a Virginia
"Dennis Norton" <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com>
Wed, 22 Feb 2006 13:04:25 -0600
"North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Chris wrote "If you look inside books lately the copyright is not held
writer, but by a corporation (of the writer's ownership). As
corporations are legal 'persons' but do
not 'die' in the usual sense, does this mean the copyright is forever?"
Yes, Chris, is does mean the copyright last forever, as long as the
corporation exists. This assures the writer's estate will maintain the
copyright for future generations to receive any and all royalties due to
the copyright holder, particularly if there is some sort of sequel to
their original writing, such as "Gone with the Wind" and it's later
sequel, etc. It is a good tool especially for estate planning. We have
actually had the orchard here put into a family trust so that the it
will be passed on to future generations of the family. It also shields
those future generations from estate/inheritance taxes.
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
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