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IP is not about “ideas”!

I get tired of disingenuous, slippery supporters of IP saying it’s not about protecting ideas. Come ON.

Well, here is a website put together by Microsoft, Philips and DSM — three giant companies that have relied heavily on intellectual property laws to fend off upstart competitors and disruptive innovation — called Ideas Matter – the value of intellectual property. But no, IP has nothing to do with ideas! (h/t TechDirt)

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