Monday, August 15, 2005

Plot patents?

Some folks are considering patents on plotlines? What on earth would be the purpose of copyright then? And why is the fact that Amazon patented 1-click justification for this idea. They seem like very different beasts to me.

1 comment:

  1. First, it would take no "revamping" of the patent system to allow patenting of fictional storylines. Under binding case law, storylines are probably already patentable.
    Second, take a look at for an explanation -- including the moral justification -- for storyline patents. If you have a rebuttal more sophisticated than "beyond the point of ridiculousness," I'd be interested to hear it.
    Andrew Knight