Since nobody else has done it yet, I am going to claim a copyright on 1.d4. Nobody is allowed from here on out other than me to play 1.d4 or any other combination of moves that directly transpose into a 1.d4 opening!
I take a copyright on winning a game. No one is allowed to win a game of chess or any other type of game or sport unless they pay me.
The domination of the internet in our Society today, will no doubt have the law makers going back to the classroom to deal with a whole new way of doing things, and with it many risks and pitfalls. I believe that it is only a matter of time when "Big Brother" will try to control/police the internet as well.