African-American inventor , Dorothy M. Hartman says that the “Internet” is the biggest plagiarized idea of the 20th Century
Black female inventor says that the Federal Government plagiarized the “Internet” who some regard as the greatest invention of the 20th Century .
Today’s Internet is not the Internet of yesteryear based on the Arpanet .
A few weeks ago there was a dust up about Trump’s wife alleged plagiarizing of Michele Obama’s speech . There was some discussion of plagiarism especially in the black community as so much has been plagiarized from blacks from soul rhythm and blues to buffalo chicken wings . However it does not stop there , plagiarizing has been around for awhile and those that can get away with it . However , what about plagiarizing whole inventions even great ones ?The following are excerpts of pages taken directly from Dorothy Hartman’s proposals submitted to the federal government in 1990 through its Small Business innovation Research or SBIR programs . New ideas are routinely reviewed by federal government employees but ultimately evaluated by the National Science Foundation when determining the awarding or distribution of funding . Hartman alleges that her ideas as illustrated in these pages of her proposals were plagiarized by the National Science Foundation as it literally stole her ideas to revitalize the NSFNET ( which was a holding placed for the old Internet based on the Arpanet and that had been retired in 1989 ).
She alleges that adapting the retired telecom network for COMMERCIALIZATION based on Hartman’s writings is what produced what was first called the ‘INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY’ and later the ‘INTERNET’. Unlike the prior internet structure which was called the “internetting projects ” because they consisted of a series of mini nets : instinet , bitnet , telenet , and so on – today’s Internet is a seamlessly integrated structure.
These pages taken from Hartman’s proposals to the Benjamin Franklin Technology Center , Pennsylvania Department of Commerce , and the U.S. Small Business Administration represent the core ideas that Hartman alleges were used by the NSF to transform telecom and so changed the world . The federal government continues to suppress her identify and to violate her intellectual property rights . She continues to be unrecognized and uncompensated for her critical contributions 1) Commercialization of telecom and 2) The use of Cyberspace for transactions that changed the face of telecommunications. These concepts revolutionized the telecom industry and are the cornerstones of the modern day Internet . The 4 Hartman documents ( click to enlarge the document) below introduced in 1990 are what put today’s INTERNET in motion and built the trillion dollar Ecommerce and Technology industries . Some redaction was done for privacy :
Hartman alleges that the National Science Foundation plagiarized her ideas to bring the retired telecom structure parked as the NSFNET back to life . With ordinary consumers and businesses engaging on the Internet for the first time and growth began for the industry from there . “And still the monsters have not done right by me , says Hartman. I am owed an award , a prize , honorable mention or something as long as a big fat check accompanies it . Being ignored while my intellectual property rights were simply taken over with no recognition is simply wrong . Her ideas are the reasons why the Internet exists today ” .