Dolly the Clone Cartridge -Berto pulls the wool over our eyes
Most of us will remember Dolly the cloned sheep. Dolly (July 5, 1996 – February 14, 2003), a ewe, was the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell. She was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, and lived there until her death when she was six years old. Her birth was announced on February 22, 1997.
A deliberate strategy is being propagated that impacts many legitimate aftermarket companies. It is entirely wrong, unjust, damaging and discriminatory. It must be stopped. It centers on the use of the word “clone.” RT Media published a white paper on the topic of cartridge cloning. In the last three years, the term clone has been used colloquially as a “catch-all” name for compatible or newbuilt imaging products. It is a “fuzzy” word that covers anything that is not remanufactured. Using this word may be a case of ignorance on the part of some. Or, it could stem from ulterior motives by those seeking a market advantage by disparaging a competitor’s newbuilt product. This includes non-infringing, perfectly legitimate and legal cartridges or components. Further, the word clone lumps together non-infringing with illegal, harmful, infringing and counterfeit products. Clearly, it is inappropriate to use this vague and indistinct term in any context at all.
Berto #40: June 5, 2016: Dolly the Clone Cartridge -Berto pulls the wool over our eyes
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