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Comment: Re:Mixed, but overall positive. (with one exceptio (Score 1) 577

by Lust (#40015375) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What If Intellectual Property Expired After Five Years?

Really? A lot of innovation comes from small and dynamic enterprises. I expect that big industry would just wait out the hardship of R&D and then reproduce finished produces after a five-year wait (relatively short in the scheme of many novel products), at a fraction of the cost and with the ability to distribute and mass market.

Comment: Re:Canada is extremely strict in their customs (Score 1) 298

by Lust (#39376123) Attached to: Canadian Charges Against US Manga Reader Dropped

This sounds terrible, but Canada is far from the strictest in the world. Your experience crossing back into the US is tainted by holding a US passport. Unfortunately Canadian customs agents have fed off the TSA and DHS power trip. The US has actually had a strong hand in changing how US border control is exerted.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson