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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

Elephant Enclosure

Enclosure is most often glaringly apparent in agriculture, where it springs at the individual and community alike; it’s hydrae-headed avarice greedily puncturing all targets on any level with amazingly audacious lethality.

The World According to Monsanto



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I quoth my ThierTubeSelf’s sidebar:

“Enclosure of all things food by the transnational agrichem Combine.

Hey EduTainers! noticed some people spreading this around, good good, way it should be. Just letting one and all know that the full, intact and higher rez version is still up at Google:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-842180934463681887& amp;hl=en

…Just FYI, to help you help others help themselves to understand why The Combine sux. Like (ideally) these folks have/are:

http://welcome-to-pottersville.blogspot.com/

http://jischinger.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/monsanto/

http://www.dissolvism.com/2008/04/18/top-ten-most-important-exposes-online/

http://www.jerzeedevil.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36044

and the mysterious:

http://www.Girlfarm.org/

Thanks, and have a pleasant tomorrow as well as a Happy, nontoxic, OpenSource Spring Sowing.”

Permaculture is Thee Way out of the Samsaric cycle of Enclosure and Eternal Redevelopment. Definitional, really. Do it right, instead of ad nauseum.

FI: Permaculturae Practicalii



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There would still be the matter of the Enclosure of your Labor as sublimated surplus.

That’s OUR Surplus, Slicke!



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I can think of no better current worst-case example of Enclosure than Palestine with it’s Wall of Hate.

Blame Canada


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Although there are more poignant non-human examples of curtailed freedoms and shrunken Commons pressuring a population into slavery and genocide.

The Thai Elephant Orchestra


Dave Soldier, Elephant Sonic Perpetuator

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There’s no time like now to make a free-floating noise.

Mssss Apri’


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A Childs Garden Of Impermanance And Institutional Sociopathy

I want to publish a guide to Enclosure. It’s an important syndrome that has shaped the global disenfranchisement that is human culture. It kills. It’s been the Three Card Monty game of choice for the Gentry and Banks since Rome.

Nero. That was a guy who understood Urban Enclosure. Burn the place, blame terrorists. Rebuild with slave labor. Tax everyone.

Enclosure Renewal is a more precise way to speak of urban renewal. The number of cities in the US that have Developers’ Mobs in firm control of municipal planning and policy is more than likely ALL. These folks use many different forms of active devaluation to drive areas into decline, then “redevelop”. Many times they will draw matching funds from “philanthropic” groups or government agencies. If properly done, a modern Enclosure Renewal will dislodge the peasants into the next planned renewal area while gentrifying/rebuilding the first area.

After Katrina Google maps has been providing Ghost Housing, like this property in Queen Anne which was raised of all structures sans 1 (one) clothsline post in 2006.

A hole appeared, perhaps a “perk” (a test hole dug deeper than the foundation to check for water table activity). It was about 2 (two) stories deep, which is about 1 too many for this. The property is notably on the crest of a hill, and the hole was filled in level on a weekend. Nothing has been touched since.


Attending to Thee Werk at the probable site of a missile-age Enclosure enacted by the State. Paradoxically, Emminent Domain laws generally provide amble compensation for land owners whose real estate falls on the Combine side of an Enclosure.


The Combine.



another voice
provided these illustrations as separate items. Enclosures are often finalized with a wall. Just ask Goya.


Bill Clinton gave us Amerikkkhans the Free Speech Enclosure during the Seattle WTO Conference. This is an example of the Commons being literally Enclosed for the advantage of the privileged, albeit intellectualist.

Tetsuo did NeoTokyo’s Developer Yakuza a solid in duplicating the Akira Moment. Most insurance policies don’t pay out for “Acts of God,” though.