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The removal of all patents

Just curious of what people's future would depict

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  • May 17 2013: HI Luis,
    I think a patent is important in the protection of someone's creation. If patents were removed, ownership rights would probably be the next to go. Material would be copied, used, sampled, and sold for a profit of which the inventor receives no percentage. I have a feeling it could hinder creativity in general. There is a sense of pride in creation, that, to me, should remain intact, and protected.

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