mudra wrote:I don't think the problem lies in ownership but rather in being stripped away from what you have honestly produced. Either maliciously, forcefully without your consent and doing same to others. This is robbery. Suppression of ownership and dishonesty are the problem.
As we share and exchange ideas we share and exchange the products of our ideas too. I think it is something natural to do and a very valuable one when done willingly and spontaneously.
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You make a good point. This is about willingness to share without expectation of return. That comes down to individual choice. We've been brought up and influenced by a competitive, diseased society/culture. This is about fundamentally changing the way we've been taught to think.
If money wasn't in the picture, how would most people choose?
All those problems you list are the result of a money-based system in play. Money/trade/barter is what's behind the so-called 'suppression of ownership' and dishonesty.
If I produce something (what's honesty got to do with it?), I like to be acknowledged for what I produced, but that says more about my ego than anything. Beyond that, I think the idea behind it can't be mine to own. I take ideas from others all the time. And, it seems I pull ideas out of the ether... The way I choose to express myself is unique, but that's about it. I've been influenced by so many amazing people, places, things... it would be impossible to acknowledge them all. This is how I know I can't 'own' an idea. I take this a step further and question how anything can be owned.
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but money needs to be removed from the equation to eliminate profiteering/disparity.
In the meantime, I do my best not to be concerned about it and share what I can. And, I am grateful for whatever I can get. Just think? Where would I be without other people's LOLcats?