19 important takeaways from this documentary:
The expanding reach of intellectual property has introduced more and more possibilities for opportunistic litigation: suing to make a buck.
Sample trolls and patent trolls are business models who have developed as a result of this.
We live in an age with daunting problems.
We need the best ideas; we need them now; we need them to spread fast.
The common good is a meme that was overwhelmed by intellectual property.
Loss Aversion: we hate losing what we’ve got.
When we copy, we justify it. When others copy, we villify it.
Most of us have no problem with copying – as long as we’re the ones doing it.
62% of all patent lawsuits are now over software.
Estimated wealth lost is half a trillion dollars: $500,000,000,000.