Subject: Re: Copyright on DNA?

Date: 06 Mar 1997 00:00:00 GMT

From: 1Ol01O@radix.net (MegaLiz)

Organization: MotPU: Where Binary Moodswings are ALWAYS on the Menu

Newsgroups: alt.slack, alt.discordia

References: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7

 

 

 

 

CE <eckelman@informatik.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:

 

: Am I the proprietor of MY DNA-Code? Do standard copyright laws apply?

: What happens if I do have the (c) on my Code and somebody would make

: a pirate copy of me, would I have the right to eliminate this copy?

 

Somebody tried this, but I don't know what the outcome was. Some Guy

tried to get a patent on his SPLEEN or something, when he found out

that it was being studied for some potentially useful mutation or

somethinglikethat.

 

There was great fear and moaning that this would have a "chilling

effect" on the organ and tissue "donations" process.

 

Personally, I'd just like to know if some vagrant part is fully

employed out there. I'd hate to have one of my placenti come aknocking

and be SURPRISED.

 

 

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