Copyright Your DNA
from the protect-against-unlawful-cloning dept
Worried that someone might try to clone you against your wishes? Okay, me neither, but one company is betting that people more famous than you or I will be concerned about such things. Thus, they’re offering folks a chance to copyright their DNA in an attempt to give them more legal standing should anyone try to make a clone of them – against their wishes. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase intellectual property. What about someone who copyrights their DNA and then has a kid? Has the kid violated the copyright by sharing a portion of the parent’s DNA? Identical twins? Who owns the rights? And, of course, as the article points out, what happens after you win a case against someone who cloned you?