Money is made by doing, not thinking.

“There is ultimately no way to defend an idea (read “intellectual property”) against being shared by others. If you monetize the idea itself, you lose. Money is made by doing, not thinking. Those who act upon ideas profit, while those who do not act, do not profit.
How would we solve a claim of simultaneous creation and verbalization of ideas? If two people claim to have written and performed a song simultaneously, society will reward the best implimentation, i.e. the best performance. The idea itself is unprotectable. The best way to keep someone else from profiting from your idea is to do it better than anyone else. If you choose to keep the idea to yourself (secrecy), you will never profit from it, and someone else may think of it anyway.”

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http://archive.mises.org/12995/kinsella-ideas-are-free-the-case-against-intellectual-property-or-how-libertarians-went-wrong/#comment-702933

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