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Thread #12684   Message #101324
Posted By: Doctor John
01-Aug-99 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: Copyright vs. patents
Subject: RE: Copyright vs. patents
Henrik, Yes. The kind of things you describe would certainly stop someone copywriting a traditional song which happens from time to time and can't be right. I didn't realize that you had to pay to keep a patent valid but not a copyright: that would stop the dog in a manger effect which occurs from time to time. Dr John