How much money have they confiscated from the paid military advisors for the movie Blackhawk Down? While others have been accused, and found guilty, for releasing this same information they were allowed to cash a check.
In essence, is the person in the copyright office saying, "We can't have a corporation give out water because someone else might build their own freezer. And that would be bad for Big Freezer Inc. and Big Ice Inc. who are both owned by the conglomerate HydroTwoOxy Inc."?
Or, how about we just sell milk in bag-in-boxes like they do in other countries. They can sit on the shelf for up to 6 months as long as they're not opened. Grocery stores could still refrigerate them so they're cold and ready to go when people get home.
Did the tax code change so they can now just write-off the lost profits without having a patent? And I'm not just talking about the U.S.. Could the ability to do this be in that multi-national trade agreement they're shoving down our throats?