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Corporatism Wins, Again: SCOTUS Unanimously rules in favor of Monsanto, vs an Indiana Farmer!

Monsanto wins landmark case in Supreme Court

http://youtu.be/GxzcycOayig
RTAmerica
Published on May 13, 2013

On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the bio-tech giant Monsanto. In the case, Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman was being accused of seed infringement after he allegedly planted soybean seed without the company's permission. RT's Liz Wahl brings us more on the landmark case and how the 75 year-old man violated Monsanto's patent.

Monsanto taking over America's agriculture: New victory in Supreme Court

http://youtu.be/r1W1diYklSU
RTAmerica
Published on May 13, 2013

A battle between Monsanto and an Indiana farmer ended on Monday after the Supreme Court found Vernon Bowman guilty of patent infringement. The 75-year-old farmer is expected to pay approximately $85,000 in damages. Many see this as a major blow against smaller farmers across the country and fear this ruling can threaten the livelihood of thousands of farmers. Patent attorney Mark Walters, who represented the defendant, joins us to discuss the details of the case and what this means for America's agriculture future.
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WaPo: Supreme Court [UNANIMOUSLY] rules for Monsanto in genetically modified soybean case

By Robert Barnes
May 13, 2013

The Supreme Court agreed with Monsanto on Monday that an Indiana farmer’s un­or­tho­dox planting of the company’s genetically modified soybeans violated the agricultural giant’s patent.

The court unanimously rejected farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman’s argument that he was not violating Monsanto’s patent because the company’s pesticide-resistent “Roundup Ready” soybeans replicate themselves. Justice Elena Kagan said there is no such “seeds-are-special” exception to the law.

“We think that blame-the-bean defense tough to credit,” Kagan wrote. “Bowman was not a passive observer of his soybeans’ multiplication; or put another way, the seeds he purchased (miraculous though they might be in other respects) did not spontaneously create eight successive soybean crops.”

LA Times: Supreme Court [UNANIMOUSLY] rules in favor of Monsanto in seed-patenting case

By David G. Savage
May 13, 2013, 9:13 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a victory to Monsanto and other makers of patented seeds Monday, ruling they can prohibit farmers from growing a second crop from their genetically engineered seeds.

In a unanimous decision, the court said the patent for a specialized seed outlives the first planting. Otherwise, these seed patents would be “largely worthless,” said Justice Elena Kagan in explaining the decision.

Agri-business giants like Monsanto will be relieved by the ruling. They told the court they had spent huge sums of money and devoted years of effort to develop special seeds that can resist disease and grow more bountiful crops. The companies then obtained patents on these seeds, giving them an exclusive right to profit from them.

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SCOTUS Ruling/Opinion .PDF: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-796_c07d.pdf

Bowman vs Monsanto

Cornell Univ. Law School Coverage Page: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/11-796

Setting aside the immorality of using a Monsatan GMO toxic products to begin with, so...now buying and using a second hand purchased product beyond 'licensing period,' wholly from someone else who is still 'lawfully contracted,' is "unanimously" 'illegal'??

I'd submit, that in the finality, this case isn't even about IP, per-se, it's more about the veracity of our natural right to voluntarily associate and make contracts and freely exchange goods and services in the second-hand market!

Hey, don't govt a-holes do that everyday, when they hire/contract third party PRIVATE services to intentionally commit crimes: conduct 4th Amendment violating warrantless searches (in addition to their already UnConstitutional warrantless wiretaps, etc. using State mechanisms), simply by outsourcing to those whom 'legally can'??

So what's the diff?

Quite contrary to their ruling a similar 'second hand IP use' case involving books: Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

SCOTUS Ruling/Opinion .PDF: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-697_d1o2.pdf

Mayor Ny's post on it.

Rules for Thee, but Not for Me!

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UPDATE 1: Courtesy of Betty Liberty

FYI: May 25th - Global March Against Monsanto! To find an event near you: http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

UPDATE 2: RT America Videos added; see at the top of the page.

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good call, on both accounts

astute of Fishy's assessment as well.

but, unfortunately, it's more than a political statement, it's now a legally accepted doctrine, as far as fascist statist a-holes are concerned, who can now decide that original patent holders can virtually extend a 'contract' with a non-contractee and bind them, even if that 'non-contractee' is a formerly lawfully-expired contractee, whom post-initial contract expiration decides to then freely exchange info and/or products from wholly separate current contractee(s).

This ruling is utter BULLSHIITE! It's a stepping stone for perpetual virtual contracts that one NEVER signed as a voluntary, willful co-equal partner signatory!

In some sense, specifically limited to the scope of 2nd hand market sales, the premise of this case is kinda similar to the SCOTUS' recent Supap Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 6-3 ruling, except this one involves GMO seeds, and not bound pulp.

Same body, contradictory rulings based essentially on same legal premise: "What are the rights of participants in a second-hand market"??

Unfortunately, beyond Monsatans' toxic GMO seeds (which no one should be using them to begin with. Be that as it may, if a farmer has committed his fields and yields to it, the interim/transition out of it will be a biotch), this ruling has far reaching legal ramifications, beyond Monsatan, GMO, agriculture, farmers: it will affect all IP fields including software, etc.

Yes, indeed it maybe a political statement to the second hand market, and on behalf of Monsatan, but there will be a lot of bankrupt farmers, who knows, may even be pushed to committing suicides, just like the Indian farmers who got conned into using Monsatan products by their local 'well-meaning' corporatist govt commissars:

Ignoring the eugenicist Malthusian Prince Charles' feigned empathy aside: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1082559/The-GM-genoc...
http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/2012/11/why-are-in...
http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-foods/i...

Monsatan may as well be the modern-day, Nazi-era I.G. Farben. But...but...but its post-Nazi progenies make Aspirin, and photographic films and equipment, etc. and are all warm and cuddly!

I'm finding what I hate about 'them,' the PTB, the most?

What I have personally phrased, their Semantics Alchemy.

As the 'Titanic' continues to sink, it makes it all the more appalling, disgusting; it's utterly repulsive, insane, and inhuman and inhumane.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Thanks for the reminder about Kirtsaeng!

Two similar cases both regarding intellectual property, within in a short time of each other, with completely incongruous outcomes.

How is it that Monsanto pwns the US gov, anyway? Do you suppose they're holding the world hostage, promising global famine and human extinction if they don't get to do whatever the hell they please?

Take back the GOP and Restore America Now.

quite

welcome.

"How is it that Monsanto pwns the US gov, anyway? Do you suppose they're holding the world hostage, promising global famine and human extinction if they don't get to do whatever the hell they please?"

guess they own the FDA more than the publishing propaganda industry 'owns' CONgress. lol.

as for the rest of their reign of terror, guess the Ruling Class forgot that it ain't the 1950's: the ENTIRE WORLD knows now to HATE Monsatan.

They've got to be the single most hated company in the world. The History's on our side. As self-sufficiency movements and we all choose to link back to our ancestors' ways and figure out a way to meld it into our modern lifestyles, the likes of Monsatan will de facto become irrelevant, just like the current path the trajectory of the Empire is on, IMO.

in a sick sense, it's f'ng hilarious watching various factions within the power structure beginning to visibly 'eat each other': the election thieving scumfcuks at the ASSociated Press finally found out that they were never really part of the 'club' via oBUSHma's illegal warrantless wiretaps on their own 'soldiers.' now the AP head demands, demands I tell you, that UnConstitutional WH-resident 'answer' him! now! now! now!

awwww... how cute, it only counts when 'one of their own' gets targeted.

Karma, as the saying goes, is a biotch!

it just seems like one more 'marker' in the "Collapse Verification" chart column.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

update: RT America coverage added

UPDATE 2:

Monsanto wins landmark case in Supreme Court

http://youtu.be/GxzcycOayig
RTAmerica
Published on May 13, 2013

On Monday, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the bio-tech giant Monsanto. In the case, Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman was being accused of seed infringement after he allegedly planted soybean seed without the company's permission. RT's Liz Wahl brings us more on the landmark case and how the 75 year-old man violated Monsanto's patent.

Monsanto taking over America's agriculture: New victory in Supreme Court

http://youtu.be/r1W1diYklSU
RTAmerica
Published on May 13, 2013

A battle between Monsanto and an Indiana farmer ended on Monday after the Supreme Court found Vernon Bowman guilty of patent infringement. The 75-year-old farmer is expected to pay approximately $85,000 in damages. Many see this as a major blow against smaller farmers across the country and fear this ruling can threaten the livelihood of thousands of farmers. Patent attorney Mark Walters, who represented the defendant, joins us to discuss the details of the case and what this means for America's agriculture future.
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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

"Justice Elena Kagan said

"Justice Elena Kagan said there is no such “seeds-are-special” exception to the law."

Then how is it Monsanto can patent a seed? If there is no "seeds are special" law then Monsanto can't claim any special patent rights to the the bastardized seeds they messed with! Fucking idiot judges contradict themselves right out of the gate... We need to get rid of this whole corporate lackey system period!

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ding! ding! ding! yup, won't get a disagreement from me;

now, only if the SCOTUS could EVER deploy such common sense logic.

gee... I'll bet all the 'liberals' are celebrating their decision to push the nation to accept Kagan, now!

NOT!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

The state protection racket

shocks you? You really don't think the "legal" system has anything to do with justice, do you?

lol. ah no. please check out my past posts

then you can tell me whether I'm actually "shocked" or mostly being rhetorical, like you are being now (well...at least I hope you are, lol) .o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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May 25th - Global March Against Monsanto. To find an event near you:

http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

thanks

for the link.

will be updating.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Corporatism Wins, Again.

That phrase is the recurring theme with a fascist government. Banks, Big Pharma, Financial Institutions, autos, and especially the military-industrial complex, all seem to be TBTF.

yup.

thank you. quite welcome, and quite generous of you:

You know something. I like your headline better.
Submitted by SteveMT on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 15:31. Permalink

Lets go with your story. Great job!

I was just hoping you might add some additional links proffered.

SteveMT, you're quite the gentleman, my dear friend.o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul