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<nettime> Celebs Copyright DNA to prevent illegal Clones
Felix Stalder on Fri, 17 Aug 2001 16:20:54 +0200 (CEST)


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  From: Peter Wayner <pcw2 {AT} FLYZONE.COM>
 Subject: Celebs Copyright DNA to prevent illegal Clones
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 http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1492000/1492859.stm
 
 Well, people are going to start copyrighting everything. Celebrities
 who copyright their DNA could stop clones-- and unwanted paternity
 suits. In the past, the poor celebrity would have to pay child
 support. No longer. He could sue the woman for creating a derivative
 work without a license! Copying 50% of the DNA sure doesn't sound
 like fair use to me.
 
 Of course, this turns all petri dishes, pipettes and whatever other
 devices used by the cloners into copyright circumvention technology.
 The Bushies don't need to ban stem cell research per se. They can
 just use the DMCA. In fact, it would be against the law to even talk
 about how to make clones. Dmitry Skylarov could have some cell mates
 with PhDs in bio. The FBI could start raiding all of the bio
 conferences too looking for bio hackers.
 
 -Peter
 
 
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