Stronger IP Laws Don't Mean More Creativity

The mistake is thinking that "intellectual property laws" are the same as creative output. It's a nefarious fallacy. It leads to the false claim: "more IP = more creative economy.

The mistake is thinking that "intellectual property laws" are the same as creative output. It's a nefarious fallacy that we see all the time. It leads to the false claim that "more IP = more creative economy." In fact, studies that looked into the reasons why creativity has thrived online found that it was often the absence of strict IP enforcement that resulted in such a free and open marketplace. Much of what has made the internet valuable is not that it's a broadcast medium for professional content, but that it's a communications medium, built around sharing.

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