If we fail to protect intellectual property, we destroy innovation

By Giustino de Sanctis

A narrative that intellectual property is a damaging force is becoming widespread in the media and among policy makers. If it is not countered creatively – and urgently – society as a whole, not just rights holders, will pay a heavy price

Elon Musk recently unveiled the new Tesla Semi truck and Roadster car. The new iPhone X has just been launched and, according to Fortune magazine, the world’s top five most valuable companies include Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. What unites all these organisations and products is their ability to disrupt, innovate and change the status quo.

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