[ExI] Bulk storage in DNA

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 17:56:47 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM, Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl> wrote:
> During medical examination it is discovered one man has a copy of all
> Michael Jackson CDs in his junk DNA. The man is immediately castrated by
> pirate hunters working for multimedia conglomerate (with cooperation of
> lawyers and police). Or, to make it more fun, he escapes, runs away, gets
> caught etc later. I think this could be made into new, modern kind of
> "Beverly Hills" series or something. If only Holly-uhum-uhum had balls of
> any kind, even prosthetic ones.

Said man then goes on to invent an algorithm by which anyone's DNA
can be translated to any piece of music.  The legal system tries to
rule that it is the act of making the specific iteration that translates to
a copyrighted song that is the act of piracy, until he cites precedent
that he was held liable for an existing iteration that translated his DNA,
then produces iterations that translate the judge's and the prosecutor's

Alternately, a mastermind gets to mass copyrighting of DNA (possibly
forged, possibly not), then sues a bunch of ordinary people to establish
precedent to enforce his claims.  Only once he is armed with extensive
legal precedent does he start going after people in power.

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