[Ilugc] Workshop/Seminar on monetising IP
siddhesh.poyarekar at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 09:28:31 IST 2010
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:22 PM, Chandran <chandran at lawgonindia.com> wrote:
> Please mention why you wanted to copyright your posts in your
> blog._*Copyright Š 2010 lonetwin.net*_ . You wanted to protect your
> writings. That's it. Please read my explanation to SAGarun's mail.
I did and I feel that you're trolling, not due to lack of knowledge,
but just to defend your stand. Let me explain:
> The post is not intended only for Software. It is an information for all streams. Infact
> in my office Majority of the computer is running on Ubuntu for the past one year. I
> have been promoting Opensource software among my professional community.
*Using* Ubuntu has nothing to do with IP protection. You're using it
because it works for you. You're using this reference just to
> This is an information to pass it on to others who are likely ot be benefitted. If you
> feel this information is leading to patent troll. I am sorry you are misconcieved this
> information. Intellectual Property rights includes Patents, Trademark, Copyright,
> Design, Geographical Indications and Integrated Circuits layout protection.
>From the above, only Patents, Trademarks and Copyright are categories
that constitute IP. Others (Design, Geographical Indications, IC
layout) are specific examples of IP. You again combined the two to
make it seem as if IP is a very broad term and there are so many
things included in it.
> Even your blog is copyrighted,*Copyright (c) 2007-2010 Arun's blog. Sorry to mention
> Our Patent Act is not granting patents to software perse. So Source codes are protected
> under Copyright. Even when you want to promote your opensource software, you need
> a trademark[brand name]. You have to keep that brand name proctected in order to promote
> your software.
This still does not justify you posting about this topic on this list.
Your email did not have any reference on the significance of IP
protection in the FOSS sense, so you cannot even claim this.
> Members in the list will also develop integrated circuits which can be protected.
Members in this list will get married, have babies, go on vacations,
get indigestion, etc. Do we start discussing those topics on this list
> Designs which you are creating using opensource software is protected under copyright and
> if it is a industrial design it can be protected under Designs Act.Intellectual property is not
> only Patents. Please look at the world with broad perspective. I have seen many people
> nowadays using open source software for their business/profession. That doesn't mean that
> they are not entitled to protect their products/designs/logo.*
See above. Your email had nothing to do with the core interest of the
list. If anything, it was offensive to a number of members of this
list due to the nature of its content and the implied meaning of IP.
If you intend to write such emails to this list, it would be a good
idea to add an [OT] tag. Despite that tag, it would be a marginal call
IMO. The list admins might want to clarify on that.
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