11 May '11, 9am

Intellectual Property: When Protecting Ideas Destroys Them

Intellectual Property: When Protecting Ideas Destroys Them

How does the current system of IP protection recognize the fact that new ideas depend on access to other ideas? Let’s look at what we (and by “we,” I mean society, markets, governments, civilization or whatever term you want to use) have done to capitalize on this concept. Over time, IP protection laws have become increasingly more restrictive. The basic concept of IP protection hasn’t changed, that is, the authors of ideas try to prevent others from copying the results of their work for free. I think protecting the rights of these authors is a fair and rational goal.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/when-protecting-ideas...

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