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  • Jun 14th, 2012 @ 4:16pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: ...it is his intellectual property that he is defining/protecting...

    Hi Beta, you are a little quick on the trigger ("fire" and "abandon" kinda suggest this)... and you are quick to put words in my mouth (or at least into my comment)...

    ...One of your earlier suggests that you are a scientist and a scholar. The world of "intellectual property" has a defined lexicon just like physics. If you could do a little research, you will find that intellectual property covers both "patents" and "copyrights"... but there is defined difference between them...

    And as for your pejorative adjectives and bad language... it just shows your bad judgement. I am just happy that I can turn you off... Bye Bye Beta!

  • Jun 13th, 2012 @ 3:14pm

    Re: Re: ...it is his intellectual property that he is defining/protecting...

    Thanks Beta, but the *right* to make content which is protected by intellectual property rights less approachable lies with the intellectual property holder, not with the student nor with the school. The intellectual property rights to books lie with the authors and the intellectual property rights to the course content and method lie with the instructor. If they choose to make the text or the teaching method difficult, I would hope that the people who decide on textbooks and instructors would decide against using those texts and instructors...

    ...it is not a *right* of students to tell the intellectual property holders what interfaces their IP should have. Students do have free speech and can make their displeasure known. Hopefully some administrator will select other IP for the school's students.

  • Jun 13th, 2012 @ 10:15am

    ...it is his intellectual property that he is defining/protecting...

    ...as much as I agree that the price and useful life of textbooks is waaaaaay too high and waaaay too short, a person who goes to the time, research and credentialing process has a right to define and protect his/her intellectual property...

    I would suggest that this is merely an author/researcher/instructor who is attempting to broaden the scope of intellectual property coverage of the intellectual property that he has developed from people who are attempting to get the benefit without paying the licensing fees requested/required.

    In a world that can easily rip IP contents ranging from music to textbooks, the IP holders are defining the new borders of the old set of IP ethics...

    Finally, this author/instructor probably would not have spent the time, energy and expense to go through the patent process had he not been the victim of IP thieves smiling at him from his own classroom...

    Best wishes for an education sufficient to create IP of your own! J