Discussion from Vastet and Furry about copyrighting ideas
ADMIN MOVED THREAD: Furry and Vastet, Sorry to do this to you but the side convo about copyright is off the issue of importance here. If you don't oppose SOPA, we will not be able to play devils advocate, over analyze, and dissect every little issue of the world... like the legitimacy of copyright. I would like to keep my blog on that issue.
We will be blacking out for a large portion of Wednesday to draw attention to SOPA and PIPA. - Sapient
FurryCatHerder wrote:Yes, it does. Every piece of software ever written is nothing more than an idea and some math. Every song, every discovery, every invention, every everything humanity has ever made or dreamt up. And I will never stand for the idea that one person can own an idea. Like I said elsewhere, there's nothing wrong with being rewarded for doing or discovering something, the problem is that whoever does so then controls and profits off it forever. It's passed on to family for generations. Some smart ass creates a line of code to speed up some function then forces everyone who uses it to pay him and his great grandkids forever just because he got to the patent office first? I don't fucking think so.A copyright doesn't cover an =idea=
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