for the first part of your opening sentence.
Learn to internet, please.
Your name (or anything under 30 characters) will be written, in DNA, into the glowing plant genome!!
Wouldn't it be cool if some of the "junk DNA" we see in modern living things contained names or messages from some advanced prehistoric race which genetically manipulated life on earth?
If the "only people doing the work" group could get the same or better results than the "typical American corporate structure" group, do you really think that the corporation would not use the former and increase their profits overnight?
"it would open up businesses to an avalanche of requests from individuals as well as costly lawsuits."
Google Inc has lately told app developers that they are not allowed to present ads to Google Glass users and they are also not permitted to sell users' personal and private information for the fulfillment of advertising needs.
Decisions like this should, by law, be in the hands of the users.
Quantum particles do not become "entangled" so that one entangled particle's spin magically becomes the opposite of the measured entangled particle's spin. The US Government has a secret program in charge of flipping the spins of quantum particles in order to make them appear entangled in order to benefit the rich and powerful.
Wake up, sheeple!
What are you, a worthless DEA shill?
"Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success," says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does."
The Cato paper reports that between 2001 and 2006 in Portugal, rates of lifetime use of any illegal drug among seventh through ninth graders fell from 14.1% to 10.6%; drug use in older teens also declined. Lifetime heroin use among 16-to-18-year-olds fell from 2.5% to 1.8% (although there was a slight increase in marijuana use in that age group). New HIV infections in drug users fell by 17% between 1999 and 2003, and deaths related to heroin and similar drugs were cut by more than half. In addition, the number of people on methadone and buprenorphine treatment for drug addiction rose to 14,877 from 6,040, after decriminalization, and money saved on enforcement allowed for increased funding of drug-free treatment as well.
"There is no doubt that the phenomenon of addiction is in decline in Portugal," said Joao Goulao, President of the Institute of Drugs and Drugs Addiction, a press conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the law.
The number of addicts considered "problematic" -- those who repeatedly use "hard" drugs and intravenous users -- had fallen by half since the early 1990s, when the figure was estimated at around 100,000 people, Goulao said.
Portugal's holistic approach had also led to a "spectacular" reduction in the number of infections among intravenous users and a significant drop in drug-related crimes, he added.
When there is only one way to express an idea or function, then everyone is free to do so and no one can monopolize that expression.
What if there are only two ways? Is everyone supposed to hope their implementation is the non-copyrighted one? If not, then what if there are three ways? Or four? Five? When does the stupidity of copyright law actually start applying to code? Is it really when there are just two ways of doing the same thing?