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Re: Summary of 1 July 2002 Patent Policy Working Group Teleconference

From: Mark Beumeler <mbeumeler@nc.rr.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 16:34:37 -0700
Message-Id: <p05111b0ab95274f1c031@[]>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

I respectfully submit that questions, such as
"Should standards bodies STANDARDIZE on proprietary (fee required) IP?"
need to be  considered in context. Notice that what made the Internet great
is based on publicly funded (by government monies, by personal donations to
the public use, and by businesses) efforts. Sanctioning someone or 
some business
to hold the public use of these public trusts is very much 
sanctioning theft and extortion,
like charging people for the use of public roads, stealing welfare 
food, printing counterfit
money, etc.   I believe there is a federal constitutional case to be 
made for racketteering
in such behavior, a la Ricoh.

With suspicious regard
Mark Beumeler
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2002 19:34:40 UTC

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