[pp.int.general] Biological patents
jokeefe at jamesokeefe.org
Thu Dec 10 21:26:42 CET 2015
On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 1:59 PM, Daniel <danielrr2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Related with the current thread on core tenets of the pirate movement I'd
> like to know your opinion on whether rejection of biological patents is
> generally understood as one of these core themes. An absolute rejection of
> them? With exceptions?
As far as I know, Pirates reject all patents, so biological patents would
also be rejected. Even if not all patents are rejected, then the idea of
"no patents on life" aka "No patents on nature" still applies. Why should
someone get a patent for making a minor change to DNA (compared to the
trillions or more changes evolution has made) or for moving existing DNA
from one species to another?
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