From Union Square Ventures: The PROTECT IP Act Will Slow Start-up Innovation. Sure they are right. But I get tired of seeing people oppose “new extensions” of or “abuses of” IP law. They are so concrete bound and unprincipled (not sure if these guys are; I’m making a general comment); they never oppose IP in general. So here is the approach. Oppose the PROTECT IP Act, because it will slow innovation. But we shouldn’t be extreme. We should not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Se should reform the system, but not abolish it.
After all, it’s okay to slow innovation a little bit. Just not too much.
(H/t Geoff Plauche)