Intellectual Decoherence

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Well done @DeepTunnelSuper : The #Nobel Prize in #Physics – it had to happen!
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“… for their key advances in practical aspects of quantum information theory. Their innovative methods for control of superposition have led, in particular, to the construction of large arrays of qubits capable of representing, simultaneously and essentially for indefinite periods, all possible values of unprecedentedly large strings of binary digits. The achievements rewarded with this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics offer the prospect of … ”
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Hi Angelica,
Just got a bit of weird formal kind of letter from Leslie at the DTSM team saying would I “if needs be” act as an expert witness for them regarding their “intellectual property”. Is someone ripping them off do you know? Doesn’t seem credible, given how far ahead of the game they’ve got. You haven’t heard anything I suppose?

Best, J
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Dear Madam or Sir,
My clients, having successfully demonstrated their ability to maintain a matrix of ten to the power ten quantum bits (hereinafter referred to as the “matrix”) in a stable long-term coherent state of superposition, as accepted by, among others, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society of London, and having asserted their intellectual ownership of the copyright residing in said matrix, have drawn our attention to the fact that you are continuing to publish for profit works of fiction and non-fiction whose entire content is to be found within the matrix and is therefore the intellectual property of our clients.
We hereby demand on our clients’ behalf that, within 14 days of the date of this letter, you provide an accounting for all sales and proceeds thereof of all works published by you during the last financial year; and that you further cease and desist forthwith from all unlawful production and sales of such works; and that you further agree to cooperate fully in an independent audit of your financial and other relevant records relating to such production and sales.
Following our review of all relevant information provided by you we will request and require you to enter into negotiations regarding an appropriate settlement of the matter.

Sincerely etc
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Dear Megan
Have you seen this?? I asked the legal guys and their first reaction is we’re potentially well screwed!! Apparently Fourth Estate got the same thing.

I’m in McGinty’s if you want to discuss!

Rick
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Hi J, you heard what the Deep Tunnel team are up to? I think it’s hilarious but seems it’s being taken seriously. Angelica told me she was taking things off her blog as a precaution – crazy.

Pod
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.@SumOfUs @Change Help defeat DTSM copyright scandal! Sign the petition now at buff.ly/24Hb3056 #scienceoutofcontrol #savefreespeach #quantumofoutrage
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Dear Madam or Sir,
My clients, having successfully demonstrated their ability to maintain a matrix of … have drawn our attention to the fact that you are maintaining a “petition” or roster of names in relation to … whose entire content is to be found within the matrix and is therefore the intellectual property of our clients.
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In their long-awaited reaction to the so-called “quantum-gate” scandal, the government has denied hiding behind the Berne Convention, claiming that due process has been followed and that it is up to the jurisdictions of individual countries to adjudicate on claims of infringement.
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My dear Millett,
Just an off-the-record scribble to let you know how the wind’s blowing, so to speak. A highly-placed little bird tells me there’s talk about counterclaims, if you get my drift. Not wanting to be a party pooper and all that, but I’d be inclined to soft-peddle things a bit. Maybe J.K. Rowling was a bit of a bridge too far, don’t you think?
You going to be in Geneva? Must catch up, eh?
Love to Meredith and the kids!

Chatsworth (Spanker)
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Dear Mr Millet
It has come to our attention that your clients have asserted copyright in the stored contents of a machine or device capable of representing words, music and images and that this machine or device is therefore deemed to be a source of revenue or income for your clients. It is our particular concern that the entire catalogue of songs by The Beatles is being stored by your clients. We are in discussions with Sony Records and with the estate of Michael Jackson in connection with a possible infringement of their rights in this intellectual property.
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Dear Mr Millet,
My name is Dr Stanley Hopkins and I am writing to you on behalf of the organisation @quantum_payback. You may be interested to know that we are in discussion with over fifty publishers and musicians who have reason to believe that the Deep Tunnel Superposition Matrix group have stolen their work and stored it in an underground quantum machine. If you would like to discuss a settlement with us we may be able to come to a mutually satisfactory arrangement.

Yours truly,
Dr Stanley Hopkins, CEO, @quantum_payback
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Honoured Millet
I am represent Deepest Tunnel Super Matrixes. According our records you owing $1.3million. Please click link below to make payment immediate or legal actions happening at your earliest convenience.
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Dear Spanker,
Thanks for your concern. Between ourselves our clients have got themselves in a bit of hot water. Leslie’s saying they’ll need to win another Nobel just to pay their legal bills! My conscience is clear, as I guess yours is: they came to us for IPR expertise and that’s what they got. Things move on anyhow – you’ll have heard about Leticia’s dodge for patenting Braille? What a woman!
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About the Author: 
Robin Whitty is an emeritus staff member with Queen Mary University of London. He runs the website www.theoremoftheday.org.