A number of years back, I had read the copywrite application submitted by Canadian artist Marilyn Donahue in Harpers Magazine. She had copywrited her own DNA and has created a website to teach other people how to do it simply. In her own words:
"After discovering that the entire country of Iceland had given up their medical database (their medical privacy) to a drug company, I decided I wanted to create a work that would attempt to protect our own DNA."
Is she just paranoid? Check this short film giving one potential future scenario of how our networked world and the power of Google could affect even our DNA found via http://chimprawk.blogspot.com.
MASTERPLAN THE MOVIE