On 3rd June 2020, the Court of Florence pronounced an Order establishing that there cannot be a copyright on the Human Design system.
The Order followed a lawsuit initiated by Human Design Italia, an association claiming they had the sole ownership of Human Design copyright in Italy and the Italian language as licensee of Alan Krakower (Ra Uru Hu)’s company, Jovian Archive.
HD Italia had gone against an Italian publisher, Terra Nuova, after the release, in June 2019, of Chetan Parkyn’s book Human Design – Scopri la Tua Vera Natura; claiming that nobody else except Human Design Italia had the right to publish any book on Human Design.
After a speedy trial, the Judge thought otherwise. His decision stated: “…No evidence has been provided by the claimants to prove that they had exclusive rights on the ‘Human Design System’ or its teachings: those teachings cover ideas, procedures, methodologies of representation that can be freely talked about, mentioned and illustrated even by those who are not the creators, without this infringing intellectual property rights; nor, to do so, does one need to be authorized by a school or by its founders, since in our legal system the representation of ideas is free and is not subjected to cult-like behaviors.”
The principle, stated by US Law and accepted by the Berne Convention as valid for all the countries who are part of it (and Italy is) is that copyright cannot be recognized for an “idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described,” and therefore “If Krakower cannot be the holder of a general intellectual property right on his ideas (rather than on his works), he cannot have sold it to third parties.”
So “The object of the transfer [from Jovian Archive to Human Design Italia, ed.] cannot be the right to exploit copyright that does not exist.”
And more: “Neither it [Jovian Archive, ed.] nor its assignees could prevent others from publishing other works on the ‘Human Design System’.”
I am particularly pleased to release this news, because I really believe that HD, like Astrology, Kabbalah, I-Ching, the Chakra System, Neutrinos and the DNA theories on which Human Design is based, belongs to humanity as such and not to just one group of individuals.
Of course, everyone is grateful to Ra who went through the experience of receiving the knowledge about the system from some mysterious source, and the moral rights of the discovery will always be his, but the law says that moral right is not transmissible, and ultimately, that the fruit of his experience belongs to all of us.
As the Delhi High Court states, in a 2016 lawsuit, copyright is “not an inevitable, divine, or natural right that confers on authors the absolute ownership of their creations. It is designed rather to stimulate activity and progress in the arts for the intellectual enrichment of the public. Copyright is intended to increase and not to impede the harvest of knowledge. It is intended to motivate the creative activity of authors and inventors in order to benefit the public.”
Moreover, this Court Order is an important precedent for any other lawsuit that might be initiated by Human Design Italia, Jovian Archive or any other organization or individual claiming intellectual property on the HD system. And it is important also for all the independent HD readers, teachers and writers – many! – that have been bullied through the years!
Instead, Human Design has benefited a lot from the work of such independent HD practitioners and has evolved immensely from its original formulation, thanks to their commitment, research and experiences.
Let this Court Order be the first step towards the free expansion and evolution of this beautiful science.
Much thanks to all the people who helped in the process of gathering information to build the case defense, namely attorney-at-law Caterina Inglese, Eleanor Haspel-Portner, Ph.D (noblesciences.com), Chaitanyo (humandesignsystem.com), Karen Curry Parker (understandinghumandesign.com), Erik Memmert (newsunware.com), and of course Chetan Parkyn (humandesignforusall.com).
For a copy of the Court order, which is a public document, in Italian and/or English, contact Marga at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weirdos in the mail
FRI 23:49 Received FB friendship request, accept
Me: Hi, thanks for connecting 🙂
Weirdo: thank you for reaching out and accepting Sjef!
Me: Is it ok to share your (birth) data with me?
Mine are at the bottom here:
Weirdo: why would you ask for it Sjef?
Me: I always ask for it
[4/6 Reflector, PLL-DLR, RAX of Rulership] public service announcement:
If you make a FB friend request, but can not even say ‘Hi’ back, you’re out.
If you’re into HD but don’t want to share your HD chart with me, you’re out.
If you ask me HD questions, but don’t (want to) get into studying it, then ask 20 questions in groups, you’re out.
this is private, no?
Me: but it is not a matter of why
it is either correct ofr you to share, or not correct
that is Living Your Design, to follow through on your correctness
not yout mind
Weirdo: if you will explain other than just request it would be easier for me to related to
Me: no, that is your mind being in control
Me: which is fine, but then your answer, falsly, is no
which is different than your Inner Authority saying no
Weirdo: falsely? can you explain?
Me: as long as you come up with arguments, like it is private, it is mind deciding
it is not S&A
mind is defending something
but like I said in the link
if, for whichever ‘reason’ you don’t share it
then we’re not going to be fb friends
I only interact with people I do have a chart of
as fb friends that is
Weirdo: I am not coming up with an argument but requesting to understand the why. I think it more than fair.
Me: fair is mind
understanding is mind
Im not here to answer your mind
nor are you here to answer mine
it is correct or not
those are arguments
and I have explained it
Weirdo: my Son needs my attention. whether you wish to be my friend or not is your own call.
Weirdo: trust is something you build
Me: is a mental discernment
but if that is your current answer, perfectly fine, no objection
enjoy your day 🙂
Weirdo: i invite you to read some of the things I am writing about friendship and trust
Me: I dont have Linked In and Im not interested in the opinions of your mind, arguments
you dont want to share your chart, for whatever reason
so I unfriended you
Weirdo: we will talk more
Me: no we wont
Weirdo: thank you. have a great day Sir.
Weirdos in the mail:
Weirdo: Hi Sjef, I take advantage of the lockdown and diving into facebook. I see we have a lot of friends in common in the HD world. I see you are also connected to Di8rk Nellens. When did you had contact with him last time? I hope you are fine! I am grateful for being healthy, well prepared and perfectly protected. What about you?
Me: Hi Martin,
we actually met in Ibiza 2009, when I told you my name ‘Sjef’ you asked:
“what we’re going to have for dinner Chef? “
Then in November of the same year I sign up for your 2 lecture course sampling and protecting, that was enjoyable and alright. Including some other HD things I read over the years.
Then I started getting emails in my hd email account about pills you were selling to some Dutch HD-ers. When I told them, as a gentle friendly reminder/warning it was illegal to use email addresses from one company for another, they became furious and since then I ‘needed to be handled’.
I joined an intro lecture on your Rave Biology course in 2014, fascinating stuff, when you talk HD, that is quite enjoyable and good.
And then just a few months later your first comment in the Human Design – Train with the expert group was:
“endlich kommt Qualität in die Welt!”
Like everybody else in HD is just another sucker selling bullshit or something, unsure.
Meanwhile I see more and more people start selling ‘your’ transferfactor pills (not really yours are they) and all they can ever utter as to why or what, is to watch a movie and refer back to you.
400% immune boost no less !
So yeah, Hi Martin, nice to hear from you, I guess
Not sure why you ask about Dirk, did something happen to him, is he alright? I interacted with him last a few weeks ago already.
Martin, I like to share with you that I’m 100% positive, as far as absolutes go, to never ever buy any of your pyramid scheme pills.
But then again, maybe I do get initiated at some point, we will both know it then.
🙂 Reflector greetings and love.
Living Your Design Guide &
Rave Cosmologist Teacher
Weirdo: Hi Chef, funny, I just come back from dinner… [block messages, mark friend request as spam]
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When people think it’s about the shininess of the content of the bargain they propose
but it’s all about the initiation, which is irrelevant to you or the contents themselves.
It is simply correct, or, not correct.
Not because of the shiny things you offer, or the results you propose.
Correctness does not care about the this & that of it.
add-on/edit: unless the bargain is sex… I guess, then yes, promised shiny results are key 😉
But when you try to bargain something that is not sex, aahh well
get ready to be surprised 😀