Sunday, June 10, 2007

Proposal: Plugging a Loop-hole before its too late!

Reached quorum and passed, 9-0.  Brendan

Adminned at 11 Jun 2007 16:51:59 UTC

In the rule “Patents” replace

“If any other Corporation uses a patented phrase”

with

“If, after the blog post patenting the phrase has been made, any other Corporation uses a patented phrase”

This is basically to prevent someone from patenting a phrase that was posted two hours ago, and then taking cash. E could repeat this process until e leaves everyone broke. Fixing the rule now will stop that from happening—if anyone does it before this rule passes we can just CfJ to remove the effects.

Comments

Chivalrybean:

06-10-2007 20:41:58 UTC

Ahh… you mean continuously changing your patented phrase to any 4 words in someone’s post? Nasty… wish I’d thought of it.

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Bucky:

06-10-2007 21:11:02 UTC

for for clarity purposes only.

I don’t think this “loophole” is valid.  The fine is only triggered when someone uses a patented phrase.  If it wasn’t patented when they used it, the fee isn’t triggered.

ChronosPhaenon:

06-10-2007 21:16:43 UTC

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Kevan: HE/HIM

06-10-2007 23:04:13 UTC

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BobTHJ:

06-11-2007 02:16:19 UTC

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Clucky:

06-11-2007 03:12:34 UTC

Oh, I totally agree that it isn’t valid Bucky, but a case *could* potentially be made for it, and its better to plug than get into a debate over it.

spikebrennan:

06-11-2007 16:37:39 UTC

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alethiophile:

06-11-2007 21:05:03 UTC

for I agree that this loophole couldn’t really be used, but it’s a good idea to plug it anyway.

Brendan: HE/HIM

06-11-2007 23:39:16 UTC

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