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GUEST,Okiemockbird The Purpose of Copyright (76* d) RE: 'The Purpose of Copyright' 23 Feb 00


Not Congress, no. The copyright law creates a private cause of action.

It is said that the Olympian (warning: that might be someone's trademark) immortals once sued the titan Prometheus for infringing their fire-monopoly.

The laws discussed on Soberg's article seem to allow for independent creation of one's own fire. The cause of action in the case of forest fires would be for the lightning's action against the licensee-tree (the one originally struck) for spreading the fire to unlicensed trees, as well as against the infringing recipient-trees.

T.


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