This seems really interesting, http://urly.it/1227, thanks. I did not read the article, only the summary and would like to say that clear delimitation of the “traditional” IP rights is indeed gone. We cannot return to the olden days when the rules were clear. Our societies did in the meantime learn to value the immaterial assets & have accepted them fundamentally. See Lessig. He wants the change, not the abolition of IP. Technology brought us years ahead of where we stood.  At the same time the new authors/inventors/goodwill creators do have the right to dispose of them IPRs and manage them in the completely new ways, regardless of what our “caste” of old IP professionals are telling them is right. We are assisting new law in its making. Over-protection is relative, IPRs will be different but will stay. The author is right, over-protection is real and it might be dangerous, but the answer is not going back to the traditional, archaic rules but to make a new mash-up of our own. We should help new entrepreneurs in finding their balance: giving away the value in order to build reputation and earn, increasing the interaction and access to their works but getting the return on investment. Sweat for your hard earned money, but have it big. Law is only ancillary to the process and wil not have ever again its old role. It might be a duty of IP professionals to usher in the new age, but they do seem somewhat behind this task.

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