September 5th, 2016

My default

today in history

On this date in 1787, The constitutional clause concerning patents and copyrights was adopted by the constitutional convention in 1787.

According to the Great God Wikipedia

This states: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

-Or -

The clause only permits protection of the writings of authors and the discoveries of inventors. Hence, writings may only be protected to the extent that they are original, and "inventions" must be truly inventive and not merely obvious improvements on existing knowledge. The term "writings of authors" appears to exclude non-human authorship such as painting by chimpanzees and computer code written by programmed computers, but the issue has not been tested in litigation.

Too bad Yosemite found out about this the hard way.
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Medical question for story

If a person has a broken arm complicated by a dislocated shoulder of the same arm what steps in the field should be taken to help that person. I assume that immobilizing the arm and shoulder is the best thing but I wanted to make sure. Medical help is not readily available and the injured might have to walk some distance before finding help? Thanks to any who can give advice.