IP: Common Benefit vs. Motivation of InspirationLocked
Innovation for the common benefit of society is admirable. Innovation for the personal benefit of its creator is human. Does society benefit more via lawful enforcement of intellectual property, to the profit of IP owners? Would the well of inspiration suddenly dry up if IP law were to evaporate? Or, would society experience a euphoric surge of advancement as every invention whether physical or algorithmic was reverse-engineered with amnesty?