Mark Karasek on 8 Oct 2003 01:55:24 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Proto-prop: Patents

--- Baron von Skippy <bvs@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >That's just it...gnomes aren't gnomes.  If you're
> >trying to bring back all the gnomes there were on
> the
> >old grid, that's, as you say, 34 different kinds of
> >gnomes.  You want a patent on the basic gnome
> because
> >you invented it, fine.  You want a patent on the
> >champagne gnome because you invented it, and it
> uses a
> >basic gnome and a glass of champagne, fine.  But if
> I
> >invent the sparkling creamy jello gnome that uses
> as
> >its ingredients a basic gnome, a champagne gnome
> and a
> >chocolate eclair, I want the patent to that.
> -What if they were defined in the rules, and in the
> rule that defined them, a little blurb was added
> stating who held the patent?-

This defeats the whoe purpose of the patent system. I
came up with the proto-prop because people were
complaining about game entities being named in the

--The Pusher Robot
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