Monday, June 25, 2007

Proposal: Credit for Patents

Passed 6-1.  Brendan

Adminned at 27 Jun 2007 01:13:55 UTC

Change the second paragraph of the Patents rule to say:

If, after the blog post patenting the phrase has been made, any other Corporation uses a patented phrase in a blog entry, blog comment or GNDT comment, the patent holder may (within 24 hours of the phrase being used) deduct M$1 from the infringer and add it to their own cash, to a maximum of M$1 per instance of the phrase. If the infringer has a negative balance and has used 80% or more of their credit, no cash is gained or lost.

This allows patents to benefit from the money rules involving credit without allowing someone to talk themselves directly into bankruptcy inadvertently.


Brendan: he/him

25-06-2007 21:37:53 UTC

Hmm, I think people should be allowed to inadvertently talk themselves into bankruptcy—real corporations do it all the time.  But for for now.


25-06-2007 23:58:47 UTC


Josh: he/they

26-06-2007 12:39:21 UTC


Kevan: he/him

26-06-2007 13:22:48 UTC



26-06-2007 16:36:40 UTC


Clucky: he/him

26-06-2007 23:59:21 UTC



27-06-2007 02:53:48 UTC

for .  I would prefer it if the 80% limit didn’t exist. (or were $2M more than the credit limit or something)