[email@example.com: Re: "don't strip this poor guy" tactic]
phm at a2e.de
Fri Jan 28 09:18:18 CET 2005
----- Forwarded message from Saulius Grazulis <grazulis at akl.lt> -----
> Not for the first time. And its always about "computer-implemented
> inventions". Showing some "inventor" in underwear, with the slogan
> "Don't strip this guy of his clothes".
I was thinking about such (counter-)demo (could be done in exhibition, along
with demonstrating some product):
A guy (programmer) in striped clothes (like ones that are weared in jail) sits
typing at the computer; he is chained to a table.
Next to him stands another guy (in a business suite ?), holding a key from the
A reporter comes and asks the programmer: "why are you chained to the table,
and why are you wearing these clothes?"
A programmer answers: "I have written a program and started selling it, but it
appeared to infringe on 200 patents. We had not money to pay royalties, so I
was put into jail."
A guy with a key confirms: "Yes, he infringed on my patents. We demanded
compensation for our damaged intelectual property, and since these nasty
programmers did not have enough money, we had to put them to jail, to put
others off in the future."
"So what is he doing here, if he is supposed to be in a jail?" -- a natural
question from the reporter.
A patent owner answers: "Well, he is the guy who can make this gey box work.
You see, we want to present our best-in-the world patented technology in this
exhibion, so that we can license our invaluable intelectual property and make
revenues from our patents. And I have not got a slightest clue how to program
these wonderful ideas into the computer -- not even from what our lawers have
written in the patents."
"But after the guy finishes his job, he will sure return back to jail. He is a
nasty infringer and must be punished for this".
Do you thik this would bring our message through?
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