[d@DCC] DRM news...
Chris_Brand at spectrumsignal.com
Fri Jan 10 13:24:37 EST 2003
tOM Trottier wrote
>Even patents allow anyone to build duplicates, just not to sell them or to
>produce something saleable.
I must admit that I don't see the relevance of this to what I wrote.
Also, as far as I can tell, it's wrong.
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/P-4/86684.html#rid-86851 The Patent Act, section
42 says (in part) "grant to the patentee ... the exclusive right, privilege
and liberty of making, constructing and using the invention and selling it
to others to be used" - so if you hold a patent on something, nobody else
can legally build duplicates without permission, regardless of what they
intend to do (or not do) with them.
Not A Lawyer, but starting to get a feel for these legal things
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