Subject: Re: The term "intellectual property" considered useful
From: Don Marti <>
Date: Fri, 12 May 2006 12:34:38 -0700

begin Lawrence Rosen quotation of Fri, May 12, 2006 at 09:37:25AM -0700:

> Removing that phrase from the legal vocabulary, and ultimately from your
> vocabularies, isn't possible or desirable.

There are lots of terms in the legal vocabulary
that aren't part of everyday human vocabulary, or
business vocabulary.

For example, just because it's legally correct for a
lawyer to say "pro se" that doesn't mean the newspaper
should say "Joe Example will be a pro se plaintiff"
instead of "Joe Example will represent himself".

Of the terms that are prefectly correct as terms of
art in a specialized field, some are suitable for
general use, and some aren't.

Don Marti             FreedomHEC: May 26-27, 2006, Seattle           LinuxWorld: August 14-17, 2006, San Francisco