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Username: Garry Anderson
Date/Time: Wed, January 2, 2002 at 2:56 AM GMT
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Subject: Imagine the postal service had just been invented

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(You could use the same arguments below for the telephone.)

Imagine what the future would be like - if the postal service had just been invented.

The Government are pleased to announce - a Postal Service.

Only one business is to be allowed for each word.

All post with ‘apple’ will go to Apple Computers.

The thousands of other businesses using word ‘apple’ will never receive mail.

The same for EVERY other business unlucky enough not to have got first chance to get their word (or rich enough).

As all words are trademarked, people using ANY dictionary word (or initials) can have their post taken away - indeed, they will be chucked out of their home.

When new delivery routes put in (new TLD), they will go to the same businesses as before e.g. letters with ‘apple’ on, will always go to Apple Computers.

P.S. We read all your mail, you have no basic human right to privacy.
 

Link: WIPO.org.uk


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