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On Intellectual Property

I do not see how you can effectively own information since it can be shared infinitely without taking the information away from the initial possessor. My understanding of property is that it requires the ability to control the manner in which some thing is manipulated or used. For example, I can own gold, because there is a finite mass/amount of it available. It is scarce. When something is scarce I can account some sort of value to it. I typically put value upon goods for the properties they possess, as a result tools hold value. Now, when some thing that I possess holds value to others, I can trade it for things they possess that I value. All value is subjective as it requires perspective, but common utility for common purposes of finite things can increase their value as the laws of supply and demand come in to play. This is why money is valuable, because there's a finite amount of it, allowing it to work as a unit of account of accepted value in exchange for another finite things of value. In fact money does not even have to be tangible, but rather takes value as an account of some consensually attributed value to it on behalf of the parties exchanging it, whether that which is exchanged for it is a good or a service. Goods hold value for us based off of the service they provide us. Sometimes this service can be the production of a

I do see how information can be valuable to us, particularly the organization of it, which in reality is just further information on how to use the previous information. However, I do not believe that simply because something can hold a market value (i.e. people are willing to pay to obtain it) means that it can actually be owned.

The act of organizing and interpreting new information is remarkably valuable, I believe this is why people who can interpret data effectively are typically compensated quite well for their labor. This is due to the commonly recognized value of the service which they are providing to the stakeholders who are facilitating and providing their wages. Wages are the manner in which we trade finite commodity based value (e.g. food, gold, money) for the value of our finite amount available time and effort. someone can provide us with respect to the  It some cases it is not the end product itself that they are getting paid for, but rather the service


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