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My article titled How The Morrill Act gave birth to Public Ownership of Private Intellectual Property in the USA.makes the "Hot off the Press" section of Medium's Dialogue * Discourse.

This is a history which begins with a  Morrill Land Grant from the federal government which caused controversy because the federal policy of free higher education conflicted with"The New England Idea"

“The New England Idea” embodied the belief that the individual rather than the state pays for the cost of higher education and professional training.

I followed history through books and legislative records and enacted statutes, to the transformation of the New England Idea into the Communist Idea regarding  intellectual property rights, entrenched at The University of Maine . I know of the intellectual property rights policy implemented by the University of Maine. a land grant college, given birth by the Morrill Act.

I believe that it is imperative that this policy be taken out of the darkness and made publicly known. It is quite shocking, especially when one is used to thinking of educational institutions as serving the student and not the other way around.

I hope you will take the time to click on the link and read the article.The intellectual property rights policy instituted at the University of Maine is one part of a larger picture which is largely hidden from public knowledge. That needs to change! Please share !

How The Morrill Act gave birth to Public Ownership of Private Intellectual Property in the USA.


The American Idea
The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.


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