A few weeks back I posted this article where I laid out why I was for patents and other governmental protection of intellectual property. I asked for you guys to change my mind. I said that if you provided valid arguments, I would consider changing my mind on this.
Well, you did. You changed my mind.
As one of you pointed out (Anon), when talking about intellectual property, we’re really talking about four different things: copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. To (somewhat) quote him: