Discussion started by Tru Dô-Khac on June 16, 2011 on INNOVAHUB Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing
Number of comments as of June 21, 2011 : 38
You might have 10 seconds to peep at one slide of five key points (in English) of a French article titled "Entre protection et partage" [between protecting and sharing]
How about the entertainment (movies, gaming,...)and media industry : it is just copyright.
here is the link to the original article
to give a straight answer, i am a creator struggling to raise a family with the fruit of my creations..
To patent a package that bundle sw and hw, you definitely need some expertise.
Now we have patent and copyright...and the discussion split into
What if a world WITHOUT patent ? Would it be BETTER?
What if a world WITHOUT copyright ? Would it be BETTER ?
As for patent, there are work on progress (science commons)
if i may place here an ad, it is as today a little bit far from my business : creations for business usage, [http://www.it-regime-management.com]
I have to confess that the formulation of this discussion is a little bit provocative...or maybe not, who knows ?
Let's deploy it here a little bit more.
But if we say that innovation occurs when a creation/invention meets a client, then yes profit is often a motivation.
You are welcome to open a new discussion and audience would navigate from one to the other.
Maybe you could set a link to this one in the "title details" of the new one.
And this point surely goes to both the creator/inventor and the user of creation/invention.
On IP rights are unenforceable.
Let's adress the "attribution" right [giving credit to the author/creator]
Would you assess that it is not enforceable ?
It is a global community where reputation is a key asset. It is self regulated because it is "communicative" due to the nature of its "business model": a key component of the value of an article is the bibliography.
In the business, reputation is also a key asset (some are even talking of self brand).
When it was closed, it was difficult to assess previous (disclosed) creation//invention and you could claim with good faith to be the originator.
Now with 2.0 it is not the case any more..
It a physical person "steals" a creator/inventor, he puts his self brand at risk : he lets anyone to choose between
* he is ill organized
* he is ignorant
* he is intellectually dishonest
* he is a thief
The risk are not legal anymore.
For an enterprise, the risks are higher...
Can the principles of this mecanism be disclosed and shared ?
When you borrow a car from someone, you say "thank you Mr. X"
Well if you receive an idea , why not say "thank you Mr. X" as well ?
In France, we call this "moral rights" (droits moraux). They include "attibution". They are imprescriptible and inalienable. (Fr : "imprescriptible et inaliénable").
Note also, you can not "own" an idea : anyone can quote you at the condition he gives you full attribution (Fr : exception au droit d'auteur).
If the idea is genuine and really novel, it should be easy to identify the author.
(just have a try with : "IT regime management", a formule to name the next generation of IT governance practices)