I know it’s not Thursday yet, but it’s time for a Throwback (Nousion style)!
We’ve just focused on a Collection dedicated to all things ADA. It was great fun, but I felt it would be more fun to go back and examine intellectual property. Namely, my thoughts compared to those of Dan Ho and Sarah Frick.
In my own thoughts of Intellectual Property, I kept everything very vague and simplified. In fact, I don’t even think I answered whether or not I considered it a friend or a foe because I identified it as being “situation-dependent.” The main point of my argument was how the name was misleading and that it was important to examine the different types of IP to better understand different situations.
Sarah’s thoughts were very similar, where in some cases IP was good and in some cases it was bad. She also examined some of the different types of IP. Her thoughts focused more when she expressed interest in IP in terms of Traditional Knowledge and Culture. This interest later went on to inspire a fascinating interview with Dr. Alan Boraas.
Unlike Sarah and myself, Dan had a pretty solid stance defending Intellectual Property as form of protection, but also recognized the validity of differing opinions. Both Dan and I give hypothetical examples of IP. Sarah and Dan both expressed interest in how IP related to culture, however, in hindsight both arguments were related but were talking about different aspects of culture (therefore it eludes an inherently right or wrong answer).