Congress has amended copyright law several times so that copyright holders now have protection for many decades. Was Congress right in extending these copyright time periods? Why or why not?
Roslyn is a food buyer for Organic Cornucopia Food Company when she decides to go into business for herself as Roslyn’s Kitchen. She contacts Organic’s suppliers, offering to buy their entire harvest for the next year, and Organic’s customers, offering to sell her products for less than her ex-employer. Has Roslyn violated any of the intellectual property rights discussed in this chapter? Explain.
Global Products develops, patents, and markets software. World Copies, Inc., sells Global’s software without the maker’s permission. Is this patent infringement? If so, how might Global save the cost of suing World for infringement and at the same time profit from World’s sales?