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"Our goal is to make the cost of suppressing bitcoin with patents many times larger than the benefit of doing so." - CryptoDefense

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Intellectual Property, Dogecoin, and You!

There have been many posts about trademarks, patents, and copyright lately, so I think it would be helpful to share with you the basic concepts I teach to my media classes.
Please know I am not a lawyer, and this post should not be considered legal advice. There are many exceptions and gray areas which I have omitted for brevity. Also this post covers U.S. laws, and while the basic principles are similar elsewhere, there are differences I am not covering here.
Edit: Thank you everyone for posting your insight and additions below. Here are a few online resources that have the information I cited:
Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
U.S. Trademark laws and regulations
Trademark legal information
U.S. Patent guidance
Cryptocurrency Defense Foundation
Copyright
What can be copyrighted?
Creative, artistic, and intellectual works can be copyrighted, and they must be "fixed," meaning you can't copyright an idea. Examples are music, photography, and literature. Anyone who authors a work immediately owns the copyright; registration is optional. Derivative works using licensed material also receive copyright protection for the part that is original.
How long does a copyright last?
Copyright grants the creator of a work the right to exclusive use and distribution (copying) for a limited time - the life of the author + 70 years in the US and many countries, shorter in others. A copyright owner in many cases can dedicate the work to the public domain. Then anyone can then use the work, even for commercial reasons.
What are the exceptions?
Fair use allows some copying, based on four factors including the nature of the copyrighted work, the purpose of the use, amount and significance of the portion used, and effect on the market. Fair use exceptions include some educational uses, parodies, thumbnails on websites, and news commentaries.
What does this mean for Dogecoin?
Trademark
What can be trademarked?
A sign, design, or name that specifies a product or service can be registered as a trademark. They protect consumers and businesses by preventing other from using similar marks that could create confusion in the marketplace. There are 45 classifications of goods and services; a mark can be used by only one business in each category. Surprisingly, a public domain work can be used as a trademark. However, that trademark does not grant copyright, so others would still be free to use the pubic domain work for other purposes and for businesses in other categories.
How long does a trademark last?
A trademark lasts as long as it is renewed, and protected. The act of using the trademark, more than the registration, is the source of the rights. If others start using the mark, and is not challenged by the trademark owner, then trademark protection is lost.
What are the exceptions?
Trademark is based on "first use" so if another business has used the mark, they can challenge someone who tries to trademark it. Trademarks can also not be based on generic terms. The word apple could be trademarked for a computer business, but not for a fruit business.
What does this mean for Dogecoin?
Patents
What can be patented?
Inventions which are new and non obvious can be patented. Patents in the U.S. are now mostly granted based on first inventor to file, instead of first to use, bringing the law closer to other countries. There are several types of patents including utility patents and design patents. Typically, overly broad inventions or ones that are not novel can receive patents, and are left for the courts to sort out later.
How long does a patent last?
Usually 20 years.
What are the exceptions?
Prior art. A defensive publication, where an invention is described in a dated publication but not patented, can prevent a company from receiving a patent on the same invention. A Linux organization examines every new patent application and identifies the ones that could threaten their open source project. They have filed about 200 defensive publications, a process which has become easier due to the America Invents Act.
What does this mean for Dogecoin?
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Cryptocurrency Defensive Patent Aggregator

One serious problem that I see coming our way is patent litigation. Bitcoin is fundamentally a technology and therefore many of its uses and embodiments are subject to patent protection. Traditional transaction companies like Visa and Western Union know this and have started amassing sizable patent portfolios covering various aspects of the Bitcoin economy. As their power, and 3% transaction fees, slip away, they will use these patents to sue bitcoin users in an effort to retard the economy and keep people transacting in Fiat.
To mitigate this problem, my team and I have founded The Cryptocurrency Defense Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit defensive patent aggregator. With the help of the community, we are building a patent portfolio covering a broad array of cryptocurrency technologies. We will openly license these patents to all members of the community who agree no to sue other members of the community with their own cryptocoin patents. Our goal is to act as deterrent to all companies who intended to retard the cryptoeconomy with patent litigation by making the assertion of their patents prohibitively expensive for them. Play nice, and everyone prospers. Be a dick, and we will come after you.
My team of 3 is looking to engage the community in a variety of ways:
http://www.cryptodefense.org/
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The Crypotcurrency Defense Foundation: a Defensive Patent Aggregator for Bitcoin technologies

Bitcoin is fundamentally a technology and therefore many of its uses and embodiments are subject to patent protection. Traditional transaction companies like Visa and Western Union know this and have started amassing sizable patent portfolios covering various aspects of the Bitcoin economy. As their power, and 3% transaction fees, slip away, they will use these patents to sue bitcoin users in an effort to retard the economy and keep people transacting in Fiat.
To mitigate this problem, my team and I have founded The Cryptocurrency Defense Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit defensive patent aggregator. With the help of the cryptocoin community, we are building a patent portfolio covering a broad array of cryptocurrency technologies. We will openly license these patents to all members of the community who agree not to sue other members of the community with their own cryptocoin patents. Our goal is to act as deterrent to all companies who intended to retard the cryptoeconomy with patent litigation by making the assertion of their patents prohibitively expensive for them. Play nice, and everyone prospers. Be a dick, and we will leverage our portfolio.
My team of 3 is looking to engage the cryptocurrency community in a variety of ways:
If you have any advice or support for us, please reach out. Thank you.
http://www.cryptodefense.org/
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