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oceanforkids
04-04-11, 03:50 PM
Oh boy. This is great reading! I sure hope something comes of it.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24103

Aaltrude
04-04-11, 04:09 PM
Keeping fingers and toes crossed. 104

Islander
04-04-11, 04:37 PM
This is not a new one; it's one of two lawsuits currently pending. Both have been posted here earlier. Just want to avoid confusion.

oceanforkids
04-05-11, 12:30 AM
Oh. This article said it was just filed on March 29th. Oh well, at least someone is doing something. I wonder how long they will remain "currently pending"? Until most people forget the suits were ever filed, most likely, huh?

bmc65
04-05-11, 01:16 AM
As far as I know, law suits are fought by creating delays. The defending side drags ass in order to force the accusing side to file extra motions to try and move the suit forward, which increases cost. Basically, the defenders try to make the accusing side run out of money and have to give up the suit. This is one reason trials take so long.
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oceanforkids
04-05-11, 01:37 AM
This does appear to be a new lawsuit. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/29/monsanto-lawsuit-idUKN2929224220110329

It's garnering support, too: http://vtdigger.org/2011/03/30/nofa-joins-lawsuit-filed-against-monsanto/?amp

Islander
04-05-11, 09:42 AM
This does appear to be a new lawsuit. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/03/29/monsanto-lawsuit-idUKN2929224220110329

It's garnering support, too: http://vtdigger.org/2011/03/30/nofa-joins-lawsuit-filed-against-monsanto/?amp
Ocean, you may not have looked at the contents of the forum before you posted. There are only two lawsuits; this is the most recent. Here it is, posted March 29. http://www.hawkeshealth.net/community/showthread.php?t=6318

I'm glad to see NOFA jumping on. Vermont is really progressive in this sort of thing.

oceanforkids
04-06-11, 12:41 AM
No, I didn't see it here before I posted. What's the other lawsuit entail?

Here's some further reporting on this. A little different angle (leave it to Grist!).

[excerpt]
"... patent and copyright law in this country is a mess. You only need to look at the music industry's successful campaign to sue random consumers over file-sharing to know that. Fun fact: no fiction copyright granted after 1929 -- whether a movie, television show, or book -- will ever be allowed to expire because that was the year of Mickey Mouse's "birth" and Disney has convinced Congress that Mickey should never fall into the public domain. That's one screwed up way to go about protecting the interests of authors. And forget about the folks over at the U.S. Patent Office -- it's clear that they have no idea what they're doing anymore (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2010/12/patent-madness/).

In my recent Common Ground cover story (http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/commonground/#/54/) on GMOs, I referred to the fact that the federal government "insists the food revolution will be genetically modified." Well, what biotech companies want more than anything is for the food revolution to be patented. Why is that? Because, unlike pharmaceuticals, patented genes will never go "generic" after some number of years. Monsanto and its biotech buddies can keep milking that transgenetic cow for decade after decade."
[end of excerpt]

Taken from this link: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-03-31-reversing-roles-organic-farmers-sue-monsanto-over-gmo-seeds

Islander
04-06-11, 09:05 AM
No, I didn't see it here before I posted. What's the other lawsuit entail?

Look at the GMO forum contents, you'll see it.