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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    PLEASE STOP hijacking this thread with your irrelevant comparison to digital copyrights!! This is not the place for it!! Thank you.

    It's quite relevant, I think the concept are similiar, which is why they used the term piracy.
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    Wow India makes moronic laws.

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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Answer to the question is yes

    Both Plants and animals can be patented and have been
    Good to know.


    Another question, then...is there any set time limit on these, er..."natural" patents, like in other industries?
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    After Monsanto's "bio-pollution" corrupting the crops of neighboring fields, rendering the crops unable to germinate, and then unabashedly suing the neighbor farmers (putting them out of business), it's nice to see Monsanto get a taste of their own medicine.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This from the people complaining about megaupload being taken down is rich.

    False contradiction/presumption much?
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Wow India makes moronic laws.

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    Really why

    Indian farmers have taken decades to develop the particular traits in some of their crops, why should Monsanto be able to patent those traits then charge Indian farmers for the ability to use them?
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    You know, I don't want to thread hijack, be realistically, if we had as strict of IP rights laws 200 years ago as we do now....we'd probably all be dead...or at the very least, still struggling away with steam power...
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Really why

    Indian farmers have taken decades to develop the particular traits in some of their crops, why should Monsanto be able to patent those traits then charge Indian farmers for the ability to use them?
    I don't think anyone should be able to prevent the use of any plant or animal, simply because it originated in India or else where.
    Biopiracy is moronic.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    I don't think anyone should be able to prevent the use of any plant or animal, simply because it originated in India or else where.
    Biopiracy is moronic.
    monsanto and others have been doing worse for years. They frequently patent seeds and foods and sue anyone who tries to use or modify it. How is what India is doing to them any different than what they have done to millions of others

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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    monsanto and others have been doing worse for years. They frequently patent seeds and foods and sue anyone who tries to use or modify it. How is what India is doing to them any different than what they have done to millions of others
    Two wrongs don't make a right.
    Monsanto shouldn't be allowed to do that either.

    That doesn't absolve India of being equally stupid.
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