Everything can be intellectual property

Gregory Alan Bolcer gbolcer at endeavors.com
Thu Aug 21 08:11:34 PDT 2003

The only thing he's losing is the ability to buy
cheap stock and quickly accumulate large holdings
over a short period of time.  There's nothing 
unique about that other than he's whining about 
not being able to make as much money.  That is
NOT what intellectual property is--that's called


daniel grisinger wrote:
> The request, in itself, isn't surprising.  Buffett has received
> clearance for confidentiality numerous times over the past 15
> years by arguing that disclosure would impair his ability to trade
> in shares by altering market conditions (read: driving up the price
> as soon as other investors realize where his money is going).  This
> is the first time, so far as I can tell, that intelectual property has
> been used as the grounds to justify the request for confidentiality.

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