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It’s A Small World After Monsanto Takes All – IP Freely

0, hai. As the Nation has turned it’s glazed eyes toward the McCain Future, we here at the Kiosk Under The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Out Of The Death Of Democracy have turned ours back to the wonderful world of Law and it’s inevitably craptastic intersection with the Common Good™. To wit; we proffer the following for the elucidation and edutainmentation of all:

It’s A Small World After Monsanto Takes All


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H.R. 5889: Orphan Works Act of 2008

S. 2913: Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008

Plagiarism Today – Orphan Works Bill

Polite Nerd’s Position RE: Orphan Works

H.R. 3578: Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act
To safeguard the economic health of the United States and the health and safety of United States citizens by improving the management, coordination, and effectiveness of domestic and international intellectual property rights enforcement, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3155: Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2007

It’s A Small World After Monsanto Takes All – IP Community


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[Hazzy on the disp.]

In April of 2008 the social necrotic of Intellectual Property Law manifested in illustratingly infelicitous fashion.

A Google-hosted video of “The World According To Monsanto – A Documentary That Americans Won’t Ever See” was discovered; “in the wild”, as it were. The video file was localized by choosing the “Download for Email” option provided by Google. This file was split into 12 segments for the YouTube audience as an educational service, being as the title implied that it was not being carried, broadcast or shown in the USA and the subject material impinges upon all Citizens.

The word “impinge” has a mid 16th century ORIGIN: from Latin impingere ?drive something in or at,? from in- ?into? + pangere ?fix, drive.? The word originally meant [thrust at forcibly] then [come into forcible contact]; hence [encroach on] by mid 1700’s: intrude on, infringe (on), invade, trespass on, obtrude, cut through, interfere with; violate; horn in on.

It is specifically describing the dislocation and disenfranchisement of the average person due to Enclosure of the Commons.

As predicted, the series was blocked at [host] due to copyright violation. An attempt to provide alternate hosting was met with immediate response, expected due to the
transparency of approach. Videos posted were removed within minutes of upload.

If education was the goal in producing the film,
The Film Board of Canada seem to be working against it.

Overtime.

It should be noted that no [userprofile] was harmed in this, the [Host] merely made the offending vids unstreamable. This appears to be a case of copyright interfering with educational endevours, and a fairly painless one at that. It’s understandable for creators to want distributive control of the media they make, but fair use of media from all mediums should be considered a trust of the public, a given grey area where one’s work enters the Commons of Human Knowledge and truly becomes a shared resource. It isn’t about piracy, and it isn’t about publishing or concessionary property.

It is about information, the exchange of which should be encouraged. It is about education, requisite to weigh the issue of a transnational corporate body with a toxic track record owning the Nation’s food supply; owning food, all food, due in no small part to the exploitation of an oxymoronic legal dysfunction known as Intellectual Property.

It is about Enclosure; that abhorition of Human Processes that fences, walls, divides, alienates, separates and denies the Individual the Commons in favor of usurping it for profit and power. That vile, arrogant tool of the Developer Classes that pushes and prods peasants from farm to factory to phone bank, from sharing grazing pasture to sharing mass graves, from open waters to the bellies of company trowlers. Enclosure of the land has been completed.

Enclosure of the Public Trust has nearly been completed, with the death of analogue broadcasting in 2009 being one of the last hedgerows. Think about it: most utility resources are spoken for, fenced away from casual use as needed by individuals and in most cases privatized with State enforcement of trespass.

There is one Commons left. Our Common Mind, our Intellect; which is the dynamic hypernodal expression of our individual contributions to the Shared Folder of Human Knowledge and Experience.

[Hazzy 0ut.]

For a hot time, goto: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billsearch.xpd
Ask for keyword = “copyright” and/or “intellectual property”!

S. 1505: Affordable Biologics for Consumers Act

H.R. 2900: Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and for medical devices, to enhance the postmarket authorities of the Food and Drug Administration with respect to the safety of drugs, and for other purposes.

S. 2242: Heartland, Habitat, Harvest, and Horticulture Act of 2007
An original bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to establish supplemental agricultural disaster assistance and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for conservation and alternative energy sources and to provide tax relief for farmers, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2207: Agricultural Disaster Assistance and Western States Emergency Unfinished Business Appropriations Act, 2007
Making supplemental appropriations for agricultural and other emergency assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.

Section 1009 -Appropriates amounts for emergency grants for low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Know The Chemical Combine’s Hydra Heads:

Monsanto in Wikipedia and Monsanto at SourceWatch
Dow
Dupont

The Combine’s Future Plans:

Dupont returns the Hydra to India
Triumph (of the Will) Seed

The Combine’s Legacy Of Agricultural Endevours:

A Conservative Conservation Truth

Agent Orange
The Feel-Bad Rainbow
40 years of poison law
Prop H – Mendecino, CA
Dream Deferral

What Monsanto (et al) do with IP:

Who Owns Life? Canadian Farmer Sued by Monsanto
Seeds of Discontent

What you can do:

The Great Boycott

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Hedgerow Bustling

Hai. First, some sagacity from our Elders.

Gravel ’08!

The Man With The 50-20 Plan

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Tenure Corrupts!

Tro Da Bums Out.

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More about the National Directive and Congressional Tenure reform later.

We were on about Enclosure.

Taxation Without Representation:

An Intolerable Act,
Deserving of a General Strike.

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Taxes are a great tool for the cleptocracy desirous of Enclosing a given parcel. Failure to meet rising property taxes was a favorite lever to pop moldering manorial lords loose from their holdings and Entitlements during the early centuries of European Enclosure and “agricultural revolution”. The later was principally marked by the subsumance of the Commons into the new fiefdoms controlled by holding corporations on the behalf of investors who received returns on the shares they held.

Kind of like now; absentee landlord banks who grind margin-increase yields out of land by any means at hand for the benefit and increase of the oligarchy.

Back then it was all about sheep and potatoes.

The Spanish make a potato dish called a quissedilla which sometimes has lamb in it.

Spanish Enclosure resulted in the modern debut of the seemingly unified transnational oligarchy as it fed into and off of European anti-Stalinist Fascism AND Stalinism simultaneously.

Spanish Earth

The Last Stand and Betrayal of The Internationalle

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See, the NWO is really just the OWO.

Renting, Too:

Secretly At Her Majesty’s Master’s Service

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Iraq is a re-enclosure of mineral deposits and lands that the Franco-Brit-Flemish banking cartel secured as part of the parcelment of the Ottoman Empire. See the Suiz Canal.

Blame Bilderburgers


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Sure, why not. They™ are Them™, after all. Let’s hang ’em.

Maps of current Enclosure in New Orleans

Against Lord Gentry, LLC

Post-Sub Prime Enclosure 2008

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If China’s doing it, it must be cool.

Chew on these, and note signs of Enclosure in your neck of the asphalt.

Who pays for them, who loses, and what bears the burden of providing the margin surplus required by Capital?

Bogus Imaginary Property Tax Refund Scams

M03 Gr33n – Walk OnIs it safe, Comrades and Babies? Can we come out now?It’s always as safe as the nexus of one’s preparedness and willingess to sacrifice. Remember that.Fight Digital Enclosure and Refuse Imaginary Property.The FCC and our Intertubes are becoming better aquainted.This is a Very Bad Thing. To wit:

Steal This Film, Too!

open playlist in new windowThe first part for those just joining us here on the EPirate Maine:Filesharing is NOT just a free lunch.open playlist in new windowOf course one should (i believe) pay homage to Sri Abbie at the mention of socialized stealing as a means of resisting Enclosure.

Abbie Hoffman – Steal This Movie

open playlist in new windowThey killed him, you know. Prior to Gulf 1. Yep. Said it was suicide by pills. Yep. Abbie Hoffman, veteran Acid Warrior, the White Panther.Aum.WTF, it’s Applied Piracy Awareness Day, Everyday. Always.

Time To Go 10-8, People.

open playlist in new windowWhile researching/media-culling for the RapeJoke (Ep 2 release date: tomorrow) it struck me: some of the killers who kill for a living come back from the places we sent them to kill people in with, like, issues. Wacky, wild stuff. It’s like if you feed a pitbull gunpowder and broken glass between fights and beatings it may not work out as a lapdog after a while.Go fig’.

Post Quagmire Stress Disorder

open playlist in new windowHere’s a tasty little dish about everyone’s favorite sweetener.

Sweet Misery

open playlist in new windowAre some of you pukes STILL biting your tiny toenails RE: the sick spacklejob covering the multiple abcessed ulcers on the American Corpus Politi known as Election 2008? WTF? You don’t believe the stark reality explicated via The Only Complete™ Compendium of US State Laws Governing Electoral Procedure? Read the codes again; the situation remains the same. After New Hamshire’s obviously fudged tally i would think a Citizen pretty fucking dull in maintaining an illusion that the votes of average people are really translated into Diebold (or ESS) electoral entabulations. Besides, who’s a reall choice? Fucking Ron Paul? Why, because he hasn’t done anything but make money the whole race? Because he’s a REAL Republican, and thinks that democracy is opposed to “The Rule Of Law”? 911? Oh, yeah, he’ll TOTALLY force a new, unbiased, forensically unimpeachable (L0lz) investigation. As sure as he’ll get the GOP nomination he will, no doubt.Fucking grow up. The best thing to do is to support a third party candidate to underline the point that no-one asked us who we wanted to choose from, or how debates would be run, or aired, or how campaigns would be fairly financed…or anything. Pick the Darkest Horse.Since (Psuedo)Democracy Now! saw fit to splice in Dennis The Heinous, as if he was the only excluded Presidential Hopeful, i see fit to firmly point to Hon. Mike Gravel as the Universal Persona Non-Gratia for the 2008 US Presidential Shadow Play. Technically a Dem, but National won’t admit it.

Gravel in ’08!

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Holiday Office Party FunBook

Here’s a fun way to lively-up the conversation around the punch bowl: Print out one or more of the PDFs created from the articles in this list and hang ’em around the breakroom like mistletoe! Remember to use the Company’s time and resources since it IS for the Staff Party and all.

 

http://www.projectcensored.org 

The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007

 Listed on Project Censored

1. No Habeas Corpus for “Any Person”

2. Bush Moves Towards Martial Law

3. US Military Control of Africa’s Resources

4. Frenzy of Increasingly Destructive Trade Agreements

5. Human Traffic Builds US Embassy in Iraq

6. Operation FALCON Raids

7. Behind Blackwater Inc8. The US Neoliberal Invasion of India

9. Privatisation of America’s Infrastructure

10. Vulture Funds Threaten Poor Nations Debt Relief

11. The Scam of “Reconstruction” in Afghanistan

12. Another Massacre in Haiti by US Troops

13. Immigrant Roundups to Gain Cheap Labour for US Corporate Giants

14. Impunity for US War Criminals

15. Toxic Exposure can be Transmitted to Second Generations on a “Second Genetic Code”

16. No Hard Evidence Connecting Bin Laden to 9/11

17. Drinking Water Contaminated by Military and Corporations

18. Mexico’s Stolen Election

19. People’s Movement Challenges Neoliberal Agenda

20. Terror Act Against Animal Activists

21. US Seeks WTO Immunity for Illegal Farm Payments

22. North Invades Mexico23. Feinstein’s Conflict of Interest in Iraq

24. Media Misquotes Threat from Iran’s President

25. Who Will Profit from Native Energy? 

D/L PDF of the Top 10

D/L PDF of the Bottom 15

 

D/L PDF of All 25 Articles

 

 

Pass The Paine

Tricky – Black Steel

Candidate’s Prememoriae: Since about half of this campaign’s support (and staff) are (surprisingly) inelligable to sign on as petitioners due to suspensions of civil liberties recieved as bonus pain with felony convictions, i hereby pass the following down the block…

From: Thousand Kites
Date: Dec 4, 2007 11:34 AM

Dear Citizen J,

The Thousand Kites Team would like to ask for your support for a special radio project called Calls from Home. Calls from Home is a simple project. We open our recording studio’s toll-free number from 3-11pm on December 11th and record calls from prisoner families and supporters from across the country.

We then broadcast the program on over 120 radio stations across the country and bring hundreds of voices (people singing songs, reading poems, and speaking from the heart) to hundreds of thousands of prisoners. We need your help in spreading the word and making the program as strong as possible. Here is how you can help us.

– Call in to the show on Dec. 11th from 3-11pm eastern time. Call toll free at 888-396-1208 and the Thousand Kites team will be there to take your call. We usually just say “Caller, you’re on the air, who would you like to send a message to tonight?”

– If you want to call a message in right now you can call our answering machine at 877-518-0606.

– Spread the word to other people. Please pass this on and ask other folks to get involved. You can learn more at our website at www.thousandkites.org

– After the show is recorded we put it up for free downloads. Download it and get it played our your local community radio station, play a section at a meeting, get it played at a church, class, or even in a prison and hold a discussion about incarceration in the United States.

Finally, help us spread the word on My Space. Please re-post this to your friends.

Peace,
Thousand Kites Team

email: thousandkitesproject@gmail.com
phone: 606.633.0108
www.thousandkites.org

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To be pedantically Kantian about it, our Hero of The Age (Of Reason) is STILL Sri Thomas Paine, World Citizen Pretend and Shit-Stirrer Excelsior. Paine spent time in multiple prisons thanks to his propensity to speak Truth to Power, championing Democracy and secular egalitarian reform. To know his story is to know the history of the Amero-Anglican Schism known as The Revolutionary War; and thus understand why he languished in that Death Row Castle and Deepest of Holes, the Bastille, while the new Nation he helped create ignored his plight and betrayed his work.

Bring The Paine

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Modern bellwether, Sri Abbie Hoffman, knew the sting of Authority’s ire well.

Steal This Movie!

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Any thing else i have for allzy’all at this point would be distressing and depressing and generally de-progressing.

So here’s some funny guys.

Williams’ Street

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If you watch both playlists en totale, you’ll note that both comedians tell jokes involving inter-species sex between primates. I think that’s a clue.

Chapelle

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Natural Law And The Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory

Soundtrack Suggestion: Godflesh – Jesu Having rebuilt the model of Human Nature according to simple applied anthropod natural historigraphics, ergo checkit:

  • Given:Humans are social primates who maintain an innately predisposed hierarchy with lies, violence and sexual manipulation.
  • Given:This situation is not an equilibrium with tendencies towards egalitarian developement.

Our New Post New-Age Age of Reason (or ReasonAge 3.0) is setting out on some disturbing foundations. Indeed, other psuedosocial animals (or true social species for that matter) haven’t worked the efficiency gain from distributed labor into the layers of legacy surplus that we humans have. Yet in doing so, we as individuals within the species are just now poking our heads out from under eons of absolute authoritarian tyranny by ruling elites who have generally inheirited thier positions or usurped such positions, enabled by the power politic being institutionally investitured away from redress or recourse by the public at large.Summation: We can’t even challenge our silverbacks to a fair fight. We have an entrenched class of Silverback Mimics.

The AntiChrist Dajjal Will Be A Reptilian ShapeShifter

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(I heart HashemFilms. Those kidz is so crazy.)

 

hierarchy

 

Humans at this point require hierarchical control systems to manage the distributed labor production that enables them as individuals to make it through the day. In places without adequate infrastructure and/or poorly divided/distributed Labor individuals will wind up having electric lights with no clean water, Twinkies without fruit, or bare feet on fresh asphalt. In this respect we obviously could use a little less laissez faire and a bit more pyramid power.Other aspects of human Ness should definately have less pecking-order hierarchy.

 

Faith: Cognate Prion

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The basic implimentation level social order maintainance hierarchy should be ordered by strict meritocracy, with public utility as foremost gauge.

 

Fire On Olympus

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(I just found out that code for the Codes was compromised…not by Them™, i’m sure. Most likely it was Syncronicity Herself; since Authority is next on our list of to-dos, and i should rebuild and renew our documentation on this most pertainant and insistant Vox Authoritas.)

 

Lain Says You Should Come Here: Alienation Therapy

My fave Anime Princess, Eve, has allowed a certain user (who is not a pimecone, BTW) to fill the Elfin Lied hole with a timely tale of social networks and connectivity.

Lain


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Serial Experiments 12

We were looking at the basics of formal modern democratic thought, and had basically reduced the malignant Authortarian toxic meme-mimic of Natural Law to a simple set of truisms based on observable natural history. What we’re left with is not a Social Contract, a mysterious extra-legislative all-empowering and perpetually binding pre-natal “agreement” suspiciously familiar in tone and effect, but a simple nexus state from which to chart development.

Toxic Mimics




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Toxic Originals

It is the nature of life systems to evolve, as opposed to being intentionally constructed. Few branches of hard science even bother to attempt a divination of inception for traces of artiface, linguistics being a notable exception. Social science loses it’s footing as science immediately when it assumes a priori that the institutions and methodologies of hierarchical social ordering apparent in such wide diversity across almost all human cultures are intentional and architectured via Social Contracting.

This is one of the many reasons that sociologists and statisticians sit at the table with the broken leg in the Faculty Dining Commons, while historians and NeoMarxian PolyEconomicists sit with the computer science and anthropology people. It does not explain why the historians occassionally huck ketchup cups at them, nor does it shed light on why all involved will blame the physicists for acts of food violence; but you digress.

Please, try to stay on message.

The alienation of humans from the basic aspects of what they as a society and as individuals actually are has accelerated in recent years, at least on the apparent level. It’s noticable by the most casual observer; and i highly suggest you try this little experiment.

First, think about the last time you walked around the neighborhood in which you live. Not as exercise; no, just to walk around the block, even better a 2-block radius. How many people live within that area? How many do you know? How many do you talk to?

Now go take that walk. Women should of course wait until daylight, or go with a freind/razor knife. If you see somebody, say “Hi”. If you don’t know them, introduce yourself as a neighbor.

Just do it. Then we’ll talk about comunitee.