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Jevinigh
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3/31/2014 8:18:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This presentation makes a compelling case against intellectual property:

https://www.youtube.com...
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HenryR
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4/4/2014 1:02:37 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/31/2014 8:18:57 PM, Jevinigh wrote:
This presentation makes a compelling case against intellectual property:

https://www.youtube.com...

In my view, some limited protection of IP is necessary. In certain products such as pharmaceuticals, where reverse-engineering is easy (which means that they cannot be kept as trade secrets), and where research costs are high, patent protection is necessary for companies to undertake research risks and costs and create new products. However certainly there is over-patenting in the US currently, particularly in software and business procedures.

My proposal is that patents only be granted in industries with high invention costs and easy reverse-engineering, and for protection terms that act to compensate for average research costs incurred.
Jevinigh
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4/4/2014 6:13:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2014 1:02:37 AM, HenryR wrote:
At 3/31/2014 8:18:57 PM, Jevinigh wrote:
This presentation makes a compelling case against intellectual property:

https://www.youtube.com...

In my view, some limited protection of IP is necessary. In certain products such as pharmaceuticals, where reverse-engineering is easy (which means that they cannot be kept as trade secrets), and where research costs are high, patent protection is necessary for companies to undertake research risks and costs and create new products. However certainly there is over-patenting in the US currently, particularly in software and business procedures.

My proposal is that patents only be granted in industries with high invention costs and easy reverse-engineering, and for protection terms that act to compensate for average research costs incurred.

I can only say "eh" to this. The very concept has been so far abused but also... just isn't relevant anymore. Soon 3D printers will be on every desk, and we will have people trying to protect designs from being printed freely...
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Khaos_Mage
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4/4/2014 3:46:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2014 6:13:45 AM, Jevinigh wrote:
At 4/4/2014 1:02:37 AM, HenryR wrote:
At 3/31/2014 8:18:57 PM, Jevinigh wrote:
This presentation makes a compelling case against intellectual property:

https://www.youtube.com...

In my view, some limited protection of IP is necessary. In certain products such as pharmaceuticals, where reverse-engineering is easy (which means that they cannot be kept as trade secrets), and where research costs are high, patent protection is necessary for companies to undertake research risks and costs and create new products. However certainly there is over-patenting in the US currently, particularly in software and business procedures.

My proposal is that patents only be granted in industries with high invention costs and easy reverse-engineering, and for protection terms that act to compensate for average research costs incurred.

I can only say "eh" to this. The very concept has been so far abused but also... just isn't relevant anymore. Soon 3D printers will be on every desk, and we will have people trying to protect designs from being printed freely...

What the hell is a 3D printer? Is it some magical thing that creates anything, like in the Jetsons? It can make guns, medicine, food, toys, etc.

Anyway, the issue with medicine is still very true.
Without protection, who will spend millions or even billions on drugs simply to create them? I think Merck once had a $100 million write-off due to a failed drug to cure AIDS.

Who would take on the risk if there were no payoff?
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fazz
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4/10/2014 6:08:30 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/31/2014 8:18:57 PM, Jevinigh wrote:
This presentation makes a compelling case against intellectual property:

https://www.youtube.com...

Yeah, really helpful.

This movie is kinda similar, in terms of how the music is produced from within the industry: http://twentyfeetfromstardom.com...

I think whats good is that we need to make intellectual property with better laws. At least, to try to update the IP laws. Maybe, reflect the innovation outside the industry itself?
AR1
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2/11/2016 12:44:47 PM
Posted: 9 months ago
Well, IP laws are becoming more and more strict, but I believe people, should also have an understanding about what is IP and what is a difference between patent, trademarks , copyright and so forth. I have sen people confusing these with each other and this is how we as a public got confused to make a decision, whether is there really a breach of IP or not.