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Intellectual Property is an Unnecessary Evil

The legal system’s application of patents has blocked development in industries. While it may stabilise an industry it can quickly cause stagnation. It’s evident that after a patent expires an industry quickly innovates and grows rapidly. In this case, this parallels the fear that Brad Frost warns in his speech: Give It Away, Give It Away, Give it away Now. Creating for yourself will benefit  you. Royalties will support you. But the real value in creation is creating something for everyone, so that everyone will benefit. A greater value for humanity. “its not what you do, its what you enable other people to do”. His field, web development, reflects the ideal industry void of legal patents. Code and therefore ideas are shared freely, inciting new ideas and bolstering existing ones.

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