The United States Patent Office is releasing provisional Story Line Patents. From the article:
"Knight, a rocket engine inventor, registered patent agent, and graduate of MIT and Georgetown Law, will assert publication-based provisional patent rights against anyone whose activities may fall within the scope of his published claims, including all major motion picture manufacturers and distributors, book publishers and distributors, television studios and broadcasters, and movie theaters."
Y'know, I think this is right in line with the push in America to get people to stop thinking altogether. What kind of nation have we become where the only ideas out there will be the ones that are bought and paid for with large sums of money and licensing fees?
Abolish the United States Patent Office. Now.