Greece Demands Reparations For Ancient Intellectual Property Violations
Calling it the "greatest copyright violation in the history of civilization," the government of Greece issued a statement today demanding that Italy provide reparations for all of the countless ideas that were stolen by the ancient Romans.
"They took our gods and renamed them. They stole our stories and plays. They snatched our inventions and used them without compensation. It's been over two millenia and the people of Greece have never received so much as a 'Thank you' from the descendants of the pirate Romans. This injustice must end."
While the concepts of copyrights, patents, derivative works, and bark letters do not seem to have existed during the height of Greek or Roman civilizations, this minor legal obstacle is not stopping outraged Greek lawyers from pursuing their claims.