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Friday, June 17, 2005

The Red Cross wants your Copyright

Man I totally love this stuff. It seems that:

Every volunteer for the American Red Cross is required to sign on to an agreement that covers things like proper conduct, confidentiality, and includes a requirement for all volunteers to sign over all copyright/trademark/patent rights in any work-related writing, art and inventions come up with during their term, and for a full year afterward.

The reason why I love this stuff so much is because it shows the ridiculousness of copyrights and patents. When a Non-Profit organization acquires your copyrights for a year in the future, it truly becomes legendarily ridiculous. It's official. Yell it in the streets.