Monday, July 9, 2007

Today's Hipocracy

A copyrighted book entitled "Innovation Without Patents: Harnessing the Creative Spirit in a Diverse World" by Uma Suthersanen, et al. Amazon asking price: $100. The book suggests that IP laws are unnecessary for fostering creativity and innovation. However, the copyright page at the front of the book suggests that you will have your creative juices zapped by legal process if you creatively lift these authors' work product and palm it off as your own. (Another example of: What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine; or in short, hipocracy --rule by the hip and cool.)

Hat tip to IPBiz for raising the issue of economic enlightenment regarding innovation and its malcontents.

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