Shifting ownerships

Two posts today about property:

Philip Greenspun: “Look around you at stuff that you believe to be public property. Very likely it will soon be given away to America’s largest corporations and consequently their stock will go up even if they don’t innovate.”

Brad Choate: “So long…and good riddance. United States Patent No. 4,558,302 expires today. Better known as the LZW patent. This is the technology behind the common GIF file.”

If this kind of stuff gets your goat up, take a look at the Reclaim the Public Domain petition.