Copyright and latin descriptions

Don McAllister mcall at SUPERAJE.COM
Mon Oct 19 19:07:56 CDT 1998

Karstad-Schueler wrote:

>  well, that may be the law, but the whole idea of copyright being
> applied to scholarly materials strikes me as a major contradiction in
> value systems. Can copyright apply to a name?  and is a description an
> independent text, or an appendage to the name?

The problem is not with us. It is with the rightwing globalized marketing
system which finds it inconceivable that one would want to work on something
for the love of the organisms, to advance knowledge or to help other people!
And probably wants to stamp it out - note the recent efforts to impose
copyrights on databases - whether the creator wished to do so or not.

Don McAllister

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