Despite the controversy over patents, what is a progressive take on authorship in the collaborative world?
Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Kaustuv Be Biswas
A US- and India-based entrepreneur whose experimental design firm, dplay, is building open-source toolboxes for design.
This Conversation opens on Nov. 8th at 1:00PM ET
Closing Statement from Kaustuv De Biswas
There is a clear unresolved bifurcation between the desire to share collaborate freely, and the need to own and protect - more so in the creative domains. With the current backdrop of the US patent reform bill - which does not quite capture the common frustrations (eg. commercial giants hard to compete with), the conversation touched upon some interesting ideas and facets - from 'micro-patents', to 'free-essentials', to 'open patenting rounds' to 'ownership responsibilities' . Thank you all for an interesting hour!