Sunday, January 17, 2010

Copying is not the same as stealing



H/T and a long thread discussing the issue of IP.

I have to say that IP is a very complex issue, but government violence is not the answer to protecting your ideas from being used by others.

Some food for thought about IP. Imagine how much less full life would be if Pizza Hut had a patent on pizza and the only pizza you could buy is some crappy pizza hut pizza. The ability to copy the idea of pizza has made life much more full and also pizza places still seem to be able to make money even without the government enforcing a pizza monopoly.

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