Happened to me back in '91

Story: (Mis)understandings of the words “intellectual property”Total Replies: 2
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Oct 19, 2007
8:44 PM EDT
I was at the Honolulu Botanical Garden with my Rolleiflex TLR when the groundskeeper told me the camera was too big, I could maybe make a photograph I could sell. I asked him if he thought restraint of trade was a good idea or if this was America and the First Amendment applied. He was clueless, so I just went back to the car and pulled out a Zeiss Super Ikonta B, which is a compact folding camera that has the exact same film size.

Oct 20, 2007
3:56 AM EDT
I went scurrying back to my legal dictionary for the precise term to describe this situation. Turns out, it's freakin' nuts.

Oct 20, 2007
6:44 AM EDT
Over on Mises.org, Stephen Kinsella is the resident copyright/patent lawyer, just in case anyone is interested in in-depth dissertations on the subject.



> freakin' nuts.

That's what a lawyer is really good for, precise definitions. I agree completely.

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