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RE[3]: This is blasphemy
by kwan_e on Tue 18th Sep 2012 01:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This is blasphemy"
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I just don't get the point of this. Is the argument that because everything is connected to what came before that there is no such thing as intellectual property? Because if so it's a pretty silly position to take.

If there is a such a thing as IP then the question becomes trickier - where to draw the line.

The reason why IP doesn't exist is because copyright, patents and trademarks are completely different from each other and should not be lumped together under IP.

Intellectual Property is designed to be a vague concept, because it allows ideas themselves to come under the category. The ability to fence off ideas is ridiculous, but that is what the concept of IP is intended for and is doing.

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