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Comment Re:"intellectual property" sounds weird... (Score 1) 135

Of course your poem is your creation, but you cannot own words.

In the current system I can have an idea, "register" it, and then either preclude implementations, or sell a lousy implementation myself and keep other people from improving on it.

I have no idea where your communist catchphrase enters the picture...

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