Chris Graffagnino Posted over 2 years ago Despite the controversy over patents, what is a progressive take on authorship in the collaborative world? It would be a good start to have a place where 'open source minds' can collaborate. Nashville songwriters have long held that if you're 'in the room' when the song happens you have an equal cut whether you contributed 90% of the song or 10%. Virtual rooms - public, private...could be any way the host decides. At the end of the day, traditional IP can co-exist with the progressive version.