DISCUSSION - plasmid piracy = software piracy ?
cupton at sol.uvic.ca
Sun Oct 30 14:42:50 EST 1994
In Article <leach-2810941229580001 at med-pharm5.bu.edu>, leach at mbcrrc.bu.edu
(Martin Leach) wrote:
>Thought i would spark a discussion for any interested netters.
>Do people think that giving plasmids (purchased from biotech comapinies)
>to others labs is similar to software piracy.
>I dont believe I have seen warnings when purchasing plasmids that they are
>not to be distributed etc... as you do with software..
>This is good as it cuts down costs =).....
>What do you all think out there....
>post any discussion...
>..... Martin Leach Email:leach at mbcrrc.bu.edu
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I guess that might depend if the plasmid is already "public domain" and the
company is merely supplying a sample. Like paying for a disk full of
free-ware software. Specific engineered constructs are a different matter....
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