Why is it important to protect intellectual property?

Discuss a current ethical issue in the business world that arises out of intellectual property. Research and discuss at least one case to illustrate the ethical issue. Some questions to consider include:

  • Why is it important to protect intellectual property?
  • How can intellectual property be protected?
  • Do intellectual protections ever go “too far”?
  • What is the proper balance between content producers and the public good?
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