Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Afro-Americans

Black Internet Inventor still struggles for justice for Internet development

Inventor consistently denied a jury trial and justice

Is it just race and criminal justice ?

Black female inventor who claims modern day Internet is her invention alleges unjust court rulings and abuse by the civil justice system

What does a disabled African-American woman have in common with the above intellectual giants ? “Certainly not their accomplishments ” , Hartman is quick to say . Dr. John Nash (left to right ) who was presented by Russell Crowe in the movie , ” A Beautiful Mind” was a nobel prize winner for his mathematical genius useful in economics. Dr. Stephan Hawking is a renown theoretical physicist ( bottom right ). There is no comparison but it suffices to say that all are disabled .

True these gentlemen are among the privileged majority both by their race and gender. Whereas she , an African-American woman has been ridiculed and called “crazy” because her disability includes nervous disorders with other conditions, has been lied about and her character defamed to discredit her allegations . These men are revered and respected for their contributions – their handicaps not withstanding. She has 2 patents and argues that she should have had 2 more , but for the huge success of her ideas including the INTERNET – she has been discriminated against because of her skin color and disability .

Ms. Hartman does not have a doctorate degree but says that she was offered opportunities to pursue both a Doctorate degree as well as to pursue medicine but health problems interfered with severe onset around age 24 . She does not claim to be a genius but she does not deserve to be robbed of her intellectual property and not compensated a dime for it and have her character defamed including the illegal seizure of her house for daring to stand up for her property rights ! She was instrumental in Internet development .

However she argues that she is not “chopped liver” either as she had completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education majoring in Biology and Physical Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science Education majoring in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Pennsylvania . Further her inventions help billions of people although she has not been given any credit . Her work set up by fraud in the patent office to be taken over by corporations and the running over of her rights as a Pro Se litigant as she has literally been prevented from hiring attorneys because of smear and defamation campaigns designed to discredit her .Other Inventions by Hartman She introduced her writings about how to use cyberspace which is latent in computers as an alternative marketplace enabling customers and businesses to interact directly with each other to the U.S. government in 1990 which she alleges the government used to create the Internet . Afterwards , it dismissed her and thus began a policy of abuse including defamation and the illegal taking of her house by racist authorities in the Philadelphia area . and

It has been 26 years since this woman invented the creative ideas that have forever changed the function and character of the Internet– making it possible for it to even extend beyond the boundaries of earth– she is still being disregarded by a government that took the ideas and ran with them without compensating her. “The rules changed when I became involved”, says Inventor.” It generally takes 2-4 years for patent application prosecution I asked to expedite my application when I first filed in 2004– although it was not docketed until 2005. My money was refunded rather than allow me to expedite the application “.Click on images to enlarge them .blog-image-1-request-to-expediteblog-image-2-money-refunded

What about African-American intellect and contributions ? Dorothy M. Hartman alleges that she is as much a part of Internet History as all the other so called founders as she says that’ there would be no internet had it not been for the National Science Foundation ordering the “Commercialization of Telecommunications in 1990. Merit Networks along with IBM was commissioned for this project by the NSF which had been in charge of the NSFNET which really was a holding place for the retired Internet (the one based on having the ARPANET as its core ). Today’s Internet which is different from the previous Internet which had been discontinued but was transformed by the new ideas and the NSF commission to Merit Networks in 1990. Her contributions made Internet Development different enabling a singular integrative system .

She claims that the success with the Internet which began with the transformation to privitization literally began with ideas that she submitted to the federal government starting in 1989 when she visited the Small Business Administration location at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Between this blog and its sister blog at Home of Internet 2, you can learn more about this side of Internet internet development. It is not just Race and the criminal justice system but the civil justice system is a challenge for African- Americans as well especially relating to social , cultural , and intellectual property rights .

Hartman alleges that she was met with resistance from the beginning and as is mostly the case when African-Americans become involved especially in projects which may become well known or successful financially and ‘elitists’ or those who consider themselves ‘superior’ are in competition– the rules are changed.” I was told my patent application would take 12 years their letter to me dated 6/6/6.” See below.blog-image-lttr-12-years

The change- although her proposals form a paper trail of correspondence between her and federal and state employees reviewing her proposal on Accessing Accessibility which is a business process which marries technology and commerce to business– was received and ideas copied– she essentially has been ignored since. Only after 1999 and the passing of the American Inventor’s Act did business ideas become patentable. The growth of the Internet really began to take off around 2004 as more users and internet service providers increased.2004 increase in internet users 2004-increase-in-internet-users

However because it became a huge success just as she wrote that it would and changed commerce and the way the world does business forever– as success grew and the government funded corporations and other internet protocol companies that were already involved in the field– GREED, RACISM, and OPPRESSION proliferated right along with the Internet. The supposed movement for “Free and open Internet” was nothing more than a smokescreen for companies which have become rich because of the changes in the Internet behind the scenes lobbying against the patent application which was decided 2012-2013. There are billions and trillions of dollars in the industry and in some ways the economy has been run into the ground. Ms. Hartman who is more responsible for the ideas that made today’s internet a success than any other party has been completely ignored since her ideas were read in the 1990’s. She is still seeking Justice as an African-American inventor as she feels that the theft of her intellectual property and legacy is blasphemous as using anyone’s property and trading on that without injuring the person and compensating for that injury is both ethnically and morally wrong. The abuse of power by authorities using systemic racism to abuse the constitutional and civil of African-Americans is fundamentally wrong. “Justice for African-Americans is long overdue.” Injustice involves more than the criminal justice system

Those in Ecommerce and Technology which have now become hugely successful fields did not even understand how today’s Internet which was first dubbed the’ Information Superhighway’ worked. It is only since I started blogging about it around 2011 that those in the industry began to understand how the Internet worked . Even those who built the phones and computers , code , etc. did not invent the concepts of the Internet only used them with proficiency to sell their wares to millions then billions of people , enriching themselves .” ‘ When I realized that the federal government was just going to settle for the Supervisory Taking of my intellectual property (which is a violation under the 14th and 5th amendment) in that they have snatched the property to use for population without declaring Eminent Domain or compensating me , the inventor in anyway I filed for a patent protect my legal rights ).Below is a partial list of state and federal employees associated with SBIR ( Small Business Innovation Research) and other plans associated with funding small businesses who reviewed her proposals – the National Science Foundation being the ultimate recipient of these innovations and funding requests .”blog-images-3-fed-employees-that-reveiwed-proposals My contributions do not include being treated like slave chattel while others enrich themselves from my invention and I go unpaid with my rights forsaken and abused .”

This is wrong and a violation of the Inventor’s civil and constitutional rights. Additionally a local federal judge and the Court(s) have further persecuted her by the illegal seizure of her home– caused by a fraudulent mortgage foreclosure that was allowed to be carried out in the wrong court of jurisdiction.Inventor’s Home Vandalized and Illegally Seized While intellectual contributors or other inventors to inventions or discoveries that have advanced the population– this inventor has been smeared in defamation campaigns and continuously subjected to violations in Due Process. She has filed the matter regarding her illegally confiscated home in the Supreme Court– still hoping for some kind of relief from misapplication of racism, oppression, and law. Cultural and intellectual property rights involve more than just the elites .

Dorothy M. Hartman alleges that she is as much a part of Internet History as all the other so called founders as she says that’ there would be no internet had it not been for the National Science Foundation ordering the “Commercialization of Telecommunications in 1990. Today’s Internet which is different from the previous Internet which had been discontinued but was transformed by the new ideas and the NSF commission to Merit Networks in 1990.

Because it became a huge success just as she wrote that it would and changed commerce and the way the world does business forever– as success grew and the government funded corporations and other internet protocol companies that were already involved in the field– GREED, RACISM, and OPPRESSION proliferated right along with the Internet. The supposed movement for “Free and open Internet” was nothing more than a smokescreen for companies which have become rich because of the changes in the Internet behind the scenes lobbying against the patent application which was decided 2012-2013. The general population deserves to know the full information about internet development and the history of the Internet . American intellectual history shows that inventing is not a game that is limited to those that consider themselves elitists and superiors .

Where is her name in the history of the Internet ?
History says that African-American inventors are good enough , says Hartman

We Did It , They Hid It