Ron Miller

Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents

2017-06-20

Copyrights, trademarks, and patents are an interesting phenomenon. As our world continues to change at a more and more rapid pace they may become obsolete. The sharing of ideas is fundamental to our freedoms and copyrights only slow down the process of sharing. Am I really going to lawyer up and sue you if you take some of the ideas in this blog and share them claiming that they are your own? No. I have far greater things to do with my time. People started running out of ideas, knowledge and capacity on how to compete in the business landscape providing tangible things like chairs and tables. Lawyers needed to get paid. We need more jobs, right!? Enter copyrights and patents. While these business tools may still be absolutely necessary in business today, they are becoming an obsolete idea.