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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Man I want to be a biopirate.

    YARRR! HAND OVER THE GENETIC CODE OR WALK THE PLANK!
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Man I want to be a biopirate.

    YARRR! HAND OVER THE GENETIC CODE OR WALK THE PLANK!
    Bio, in mmo speak, means going to the toilet.
    Puts a whole new spin to biopirate.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    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.
    Unfortunately, the legal system doesn't think it's stupid, and they have the final say on who can do what. So in order to protect themselves, India must use the very system Monsanto has abused to bankrupt farmers.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Unfortunately, the legal system doesn't think it's stupid, and they have the final say on who can do what. So in order to protect themselves, India must use the very system Monsanto has abused to bankrupt farmers.
    Like I said, that doesn't make it ok.
    If we are going to follow these retarded laws, who gets prosecuted first for commercializing indigenous knowledge of the wheel?

    So much of what we use today, may be indigenous knowledge, that liability could be spread around to nearly everyone.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Like I said, that doesn't make it ok.
    If we are going to follow these retarded laws, who gets prosecuted first for commercializing indigenous knowledge of the wheel?

    So much of what we use today, may be indigenous knowledge, that liability could be spread around to nearly everyone.
    I hear you and I relate. But if someone is granted the right to take something that is freely available, turn around and charge the same people for the use of that same thing, then it is only fair to insist on charging a fee for the use of the original source material.

    Just charging for the seed itself and leaving it at that sounds fair to me. If you took the time to collect the seed, store it and distribute it, then you should be paid for that effort. But Monsanto doesn't leave it at that. They like to claim no one else can have this seed (at one time freely available - like the wheel) and drive the people who feed nations out of business with outlandish litigation. India isn't being unfair. Monsanto is. India's legal action is simply re-applying Monsanto's own legal exploit. If Monsanto doesn't like it, they need only look at themselves.
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    Re: Monsanto to be charged with biopiracy in India

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I hear you and I relate. But if someone is granted the right to take something that is freely available, turn around and charge the same people for the use of that same thing, then it is only fair to insist on charging a fee for the use of the original source material.

    Just charging for the seed itself and leaving it at that sounds fair to me. If you took the time to collect the seed, store it and distribute it, then you should be paid for that effort. But Monsanto doesn't leave it at that. They like to claim no one else can have this seed (at one time freely available - like the wheel) and drive the people who feed nations out of business with outlandish litigation. India isn't being unfair. Monsanto is. India's legal action is simply re-applying Monsanto's own legal exploit. If Monsanto doesn't like it, they need only look at themselves.
    Well, I don't believe in turning living things into IP.
    So I'm with you on that.
    Although I do think they should be able to sell it, just not patent it.
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