[LINK] Can ideas be stolen?

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Wed Oct 22 13:45:56 EST 2008


"Can ideas be stolen"? No. Of course not.

By definition, only physical objects can be stolen, i.e. possession  
taken with no intent to return.

An idea can be "copied", however -- but the originator is still able  
to make use of the idea.

All pretty basic stuff, I'd have thought.

Stil


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