KrispyKritter: Copying other peoples efforts sure did put Asia in the black.
rogue49: why recreate the wheel?
farkeruk: This is why I hate the Apple patents lawsuits. Someone making a UI list "bounce" is really little different to a chef fooling around with presentation or mixing ingredients and finding something. A few days, maybe a few weeks work to get there. Not the same thing as a completely original invention that took true genius or inspiration to work out, or millions of dollars of investment.
KrispyKritter: Copying other peoples efforts sure did put Asia in the black. And look at what it does for America to not copy other countries success in health care, education, crime prevention, prisoner rehabilitation etcetera.
tomWright: KrispyKritter: Copying other peoples efforts sure did put Asia in the black. And look at what it does for America to not copy other countries success in health care, education, crime prevention, prisoner rehabilitation etcetera.Some think U.S. got it's biggest economic boost through industrial espionage at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Probably not, there was a lot of migration between countries that would have transferred knowledge, but it is an interesting idea.I have often thought the patent process is outdated. Maybe a more open model would work better. Rather than granting exclusive rights to an inventor, only ensure royalties to the inventor, and let anyone that wants to use an invention do so. How to regulate that might be a bit of a problem though.(shrug) heck if I really know
MrEricSir: Curiously absent from the article: Vanilla Ice ripping off Queen.
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