Un ora fa il contadino ha di nuovo commesso un atto fuorilegge: era successo che uno voleva dell’olio e ha portato 4 dame di vetro da 5 litri usate e ben sciacquate e il contadino lo ha messo dentro, l’olio. Se fanno leggi in quel modo non si può (l’olio per salvaguardare l’acquirente deve essere venduto solo in confezioni di massimo 5 lt con chiusura ermetica a strappo e mille cose sull’etichetta).
I grew up watching my father stand on his head every morning. He was doing sirsasana, a yoga pose that accounts for his youthful looks well into his 60s. Now he might have to pay a royalty to an American patent holder if he teaches the secrets of his good health to others.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued 150 yoga-related copyrights, 134 patents on yoga accessories, and 2,315 yoga trademarks. There’s big money in those pretzel twists and contortions – $3 billion a year in America alone. It’s a mystery to most Indians that anybody can make that much money from the teaching of a knowledge that is not supposed to be bought or sold like sausages.