File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 87


To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:36:59 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Topo Gigio & other puppet patents /plus




> The Hazelle patent shows up on e-Bay periodically.  I could not find
> it at the moment.  However, someone is selling a copy of the patent
> for the "Peepers" eyes.
>
> Jon


What?

How can people sell a copy of a patent that belongs to someone else?
Even if they just charge for the paper and ink, isn't that totally immoral?

What do you think, Hobey?

And considering it's already available online for free...
Can someone patent something and ensure that the public doesn't have access 
to the details of it?

Although I'm a supporter of sharing methods and recipes as much as possible, 
I'm starting to see that for a time (up to his/her lifetime, in my opinion), 
the inventor should earn the rewards from the work!




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