Is Instagram copying Snapchat or is Snapchat copying Instagram? In either case, should this copying be legal? Today I dig into intellectual property and why I’m not a fan of intellectual property laws citing various examples that show how transparency of ideas and the freedom to use and share ideas leads to better results - both in and outside of tech.
Jason Calacanis’ Tweets: https://twitter.com/Jason/status/864605039016521729
A little-known California law is Silicon Valley's secret weapon: https://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/2/13/14580874/google-self-driving-noncompetes
HowStuffWorks Phonograph: http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/repurposed-inventions/10-new-uses-for-old-inventions6.htm
Olympic vault comparison: http://imgur.com/lPzpq