The Problem - Who Owns Your
establishing legal title puts one in a
position where someone else can benefit from your work and/or creations. In the common
sense, we can identify with the need to protect creative works of art such as books,
poems, inventions, and the like but what we may not be aware that someone can also use
your name and in effect have ownership of everything created in that
waking up one day only to realize that
everything you worked all your life for was not owned by you. Furthermore, you find out
unbeknown to you that everything you did was done under the name of a corporation. You
investigate a little further and you find out that this corporation has tied you into
multiple contractual obligations - and here you are paying in the corporation's name for
this and this and this ... adnaseum, effectively bleeding away everything you make. Does
this sound like a nightmare or does this sound like real life? Well that sound you hear
is your wake up call.
Hypothetical Question - Are you the beneficiary?
Welcome to the
real world 'as it operates under the Uniform Commercial Code'. The UCC as its known has
been adopted in virtually all the countries in the world. Its what all your laws are
based on, its what all your lawyers are trained in, its what all your courts base their
decisions on. Consider the UCC as the rule book or the operating and procedural manual
for all commercial activity or all exchange of energy in the form of all intellectual
property, goods and services.
You see the
UCC is an artificial creation in the sense it is man- made laws or codes governing
commerce. Everything that operates in this artificial world is contractual. In other
words in order to receive something you must give up something of equal value. In that
sense a contract promotes fair exchange or commerce. All communication is conducted on
paper and in this artificial world whenever you respond to or sign your name you are
entering into contract whether you are aware of it or not. The presumption is that you
are fully aware of what you are doing and obligating your self to.
not work if either party does not fulfill their obligations in contract. And so rules of
conduct or procedure are of prime importance. Technically, not honouring or fulfilling
ones obligations puts one in dishonour. This is quite serious as your ability to function
in commerce hinges on your reputation to be true to your obligations.
This UCC game
on the chessboard of life is all about energy, your life's energy, either you in this are
the full beneficiary of your intellectual and/or physical efforts or you are not. If you
are not the owner of your name in commerce then you are not the owner of all you created
under that name and you are not the one who benefits from the results of your efforts (
you are not the beneficiary). In addition you are also tied into all obligations which
that name that 'trade name' or 'trademark' is contractually tied into. In effect you are
exchanging energy for perceived benefits that may or may not serve you.
One of the
pitfalls in contract is unwittingly trading your natural birth rights for perceived
benefits which your already have. Using the UCC's own rules of procedures you can rectify
or de-link yourself from any or all contractual obligations if you perceive it not to be
in your best interest.
Solution - Establish Lawful Title in Common Law
One of the
first steps you can take in claiming back and taking responsibility for what is
rightfully yours is to file
your copyrightnotice publicly.
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