Intellectual Property

“That’s my son!”

“You never trademarked him. Never applied for genelock. Didn’t even register his fingerprints. Sorry, sir, but you have no right to any of him.”

“I’m his dad!”

“That’s what I’m saying, sir. You’re his father. It’s your responsibility to apply for trademarks, genelocks, registrations, everything, within twenty-four hours of his conception. After that he’s free game. The corporations are always looking for more IP’s.”

“We didn’t even know Karen was pregnant!”

“They covered all this in Parenting 101.”

“…I never took it.”

“Ah. A dropout. Ignorance is no excuse, but stupidity is pretty protected these days. Let’s see what we can do.”

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One thought on “Intellectual Property

  1. There are a lot of things in this story, and I like them all. A very neat little commentary on where we could be going, if we continue down the path of believing that all things must be under government purview. I like it.

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