Is intellectual property protection a crime agains free tought?

Joren de Wachter is an intellectual property (IP) strategist, betacoworker, and startup helper. He’s very active in community events like Bizcamp to help starters understand how to strategically deal with IP, not just with the legal aspects but also adding business insight. He made a great presentation at the last TEDxLeuven that has been selected for the TEDx channel on Youtube this weekend.  In it he challenges the current state of IP protection, originally created to promote innovation and creativity but now failing to do so.  In fact, Joren argues that IP hinders innovation and details the main flaws.

Pirate or creative genius, it all depends. What is your position?

About Ramón Suárez

Tech startups, entrepreneurship, & coworking; @Betacowork Coworking Brussels and Coworking Belgium @Cobelgium founder; President and cofounder of the European Coworking Assembly @CoAssemblyEU@startupsbe founder and board member; blogger; chocolate ambassador; Brussels lover. For speaking engagements, please contact my agent at Startups.be, Laura Ortiz: laura@startups.be / +32 484 10 74 69 Connect on Twitter: @ramonsuarez and Google+ Watch me talk about coworking & entrepreneurship on YouTube

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