Friday, January 21, 2005

R.U. Sirius on Monsanto's Intellectual Property

Founder of the Revolution Party on the recent Wired story on Monsanto

What are the implications of a corporate bio-agribusiness leader trying to apply Microsoft type controls over the “software” that grows food? The application of intellectual property lawas to induce intentional scarcity in the area of food strikes me as a potential crime against humanity that – taken to its logical extreme – threatens to make Chairman Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” look like a vegan picnic.

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