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I wrote something related to this topic back in February, more from the point of view of a solution framework rather than the cultural root of problem (which I agree with). I think prevailing attitudes are stagnating any movement forward to a digital economy... from a developer point of view I abhor the idea of any else touching my code, but I publicly acknowledge the necessity of it:)
There should be a system in place that allows for innovation regarding previous intellectual property, while still giving credit (and profit) to the original owner. Information Age Bottleneck: http://bit.ly/CL7KM