[ExI] Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 22:32:53 UTC 2011
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:31:30AM -0400, Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
>> introduction of the first antibiotic), and it could have been largely
>> prevented if pharma companies were able to forbid inappropriate use of
>> their products (think treatment of sore throat).
> In your ideal governmentless libertarian world, how would pharma
> companies be able to do that?
### In the ideal libertarian world, that is the Golden Oecumene,
absolutely everything, including thoughts and memories, would be
subject to well-enforced property laws. If an inventor or his assigns
decided to disallow the use of a product, unauthorized use would
result in contractual fines, or in banishment. Pharma company could
say the drug can only be applied to the left hand as per terms of a
licence you agreed to by buying from them. If you broke this contract
and applied it to the right hand they could punish you according to
the terms of the contract.
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