Another bunch is opening. #Hippeastrum
As an antidote against the shitty US Patent protection of house plants, here’s another picture of our #Hippeastrum corner. Currently blooming in that large pot: 15. About to open: 3 more.
But please don’t forget to speak up against and vote against intellectual property everywhere: copyright and patent is overreaching and overreacting every day. It is never in our best interest.
#copyright #patents #photography
That post on the shitty houseplant patent would be https://chaos.social/@pinkprius/101539456787704847 by @pinkprius
And for some legal context:
Nice, new life 👍👍
@pkotrcka 😀 Pictures taken with ol’ iPhone 6S camera.
6s still have very capable camera. I think
@zlg I've also been growing succulents for years, now. I've never seen a single flower. 😢
@zlg Well, I've heard stories of people putting their succulents into the fridge to trigger bloom. After all, the desert gets really cold at night, too.
@zlg That's why I never did it! 😨
Very nice, every single photo
@pkotrcka Thank you!
@kensanata beautiful :) I'm actually going to a botanic garden tomorrow morning to their annual orchid extravaganza which should be overwhelming!
@kensanata the aftermath
@kensanata grown a lot!
@kensanata what is that item on the desk? Looks like a calendar or reminder?
@superruserr It’s a gimmick we got as a present. Basically you combine two half sentences into a question.
@kensanata looks really good. Those plants are very happy too
I have'nt thought of that actually, or I have'nt seen anything like it here in Sweden.
Next thing is that they are going to patent specific types of dogs too?
@selea I'm sure Sweden is part of the PCT.
Sadly, the German Wikipedia pages don't link to Swedish translation.
says the EPA has been granting paptents on plants since 1989.
"shitty US Patent protection of house plants" - do you have info about that?
Well, patents on plants have been possible for a long time. It just took a long time to reach the house plant market.
@selea For example https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/plant-patents.html for some background
@ondra Indeed, you are right.