1. In Chapter 14 you studied real and personal property. Why might the legal rules for intellectual property be different in any fashion? Clue: Consider the different attitudes we might have toward the results from thinking and the output from physical exertion.
Â 2. Some argue that intellectual property should be available for everyone once it is produced by someoneâ€™s mind. What ethical norm underlies this attitude toward sharing mental output? Clue: Should a person benefit because her mind creates an idea that other minds, for some reason, did not produce?
3. If an idea becomes a legal source of great wealth for a person, what information about the â€œdiscoveryâ€ would cause you to be more supportive of protecting the property right to the fruits of the discovery? Clue: The play and movie, Amadeus, suggest that Mozartâ€™s brilliant compositions resulted more from his genius than from any hard work on his part.