Enjoyed reading this thought provoking piece on Intellectual Property (IP). How do you see IP? Where do you draw the line? How would you approach IP if you actually in a situation where your philosophy will have direct impact on your IP rights for your (or “your”) ideas/thoughts/discovery?

The problem is a serious one that highlights the absurdity of the notion that an idea — infinitely reproducible and thereby not scarce, and also taught with the overt purpose of gaining adherents among students — can be somehow contained and restrained once it is unleashed. The only way to retain exclusive possession of an idea is never to share it with anyone. But of course that not only cuts against the grain of teaching; it is contrary to the human impulse for bouncing ideas off others and still claiming some credit for innovation.

Read at: http://mises.org/daily/3864

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