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.

Comments

Brendan: HE/HIM

06-25-2007 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.

Chivalrybean:

06-25-2007 23:58:47 UTC

lol

Josh: HE/HIM

06-26-2007 12:39:21 UTC

against

Kevan: HE/HIM

06-26-2007 13:22:48 UTC

for

ChronosPhaenon:

06-26-2007 16:36:40 UTC

for

Clucky:

06-26-2007 23:59:21 UTC

for

Bucky:

06-27-2007 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)