Jan 1, 2009
111N The Peace Engine™ Mark
January 1, 2009, Lyno Sullivan
Assume that upon a hand drawn page there exists some drawing, writing, production, some Work of Art, in the highest sense of the meaning of Art practiced by a human resulting in an object, a Work being rendered into the realm of copyright, patent, trademark, and other similar meanings, such as shall now exist or be later devised.
When the Creator of said Work places an elevated mark of property ownership such as a registered trademark (®) or affixes a copyright (©) mark to the entirety of a Work, they are establishing a claim to that Work, be it a trademark in commerce or a copy mark of ownership, they rely upon the sense and the duty, of Justice, of other humans in respecting the property nature of that Work.
The Peace Engine™ License Mark serves a similar purpose in a combinatorial manner. When shown by its position elevated above and to the right (in the English Language) of the centerline of some word, phrase, drawn symbol, or similar Work, the Work’s producer does thereby claim said Work to be an original Work and to be licensed according to the Mark of the Peace Engine™ License, signifying a claim of property ownership and a licensing of the various property rights, each according to their kind:
1) copy right and pure copyleft AND
2) patent right and claim GPL bifurcation AND
3) trademark right and information commerce marking AND
4) property ownership (rights in general) AND
5) property marking right.
The property marking right has always existed among humankind. I am gonna go out on a limb and declare that marking property will persist for so long as humankind exists.
. . . Pure Copyleft . . .
Assume that Copyright if a domain. Assume a Work is placed into the domain of Copyright. In the United States, simple publication suffices to place a Work into the domain of Copyright.
Copyleft is predicated upon the existence of a human value called Freedom. Copyleft defines the freedoms granted by the producer of a Work unto said Work’s consumers. Pure Copyleft requires that all consumers are granted copyleft rights to all forms of the original work and all derived Works. Copyleft is a subset of Copyright. Copyleft exhibits the mathematical principle of domain closure, in the sense of transitive closure.
My recollection is that Mr. Stallman does not like the “producer” and “consumer” model of Copyleft flow. Perhaps that is because the terminology implies the existence of a Copyleft Economy, the existence of which I do believe exists, with other commodities than money changing hands.
For example, consider Copyleft flow in the sense of a heart to heart soul information transfer. While that idea might make for an interesting book, “The Soul Flow Economy”™, but this is hardly the time or place for such unusual discourse. Instead, let’s use a less abstract and more practical example of Pure Copyleft.
. . . An Example of Pure Copyleft . . .
Suppose someone wrote a page and marked it with the Peace Engine™ License Mark. Suppose a poet picked up that page and wove it into a poem. Under the principle of Pure Copyleft that poem may need to be licensed under a Pure Copyleft license (when in doubt, it never hurts to affix the Mark). Suppose a musician wrote a song and played it upon a public stage. Suppose an audience member filmed the musician performing the song and put the video upon the Internet. Pure Copyleft follows, to the maximum practical extent, from Work to Work.
. . . RESOURCES . . .