Why tech innovation is under threat - Tech News - CNET.com "We have always sought a leaky system of protecting intellectual property, so that people can build around it. Take jazz music as an example: If everyone writing jazz music had to negotiate with everyone they were building upon, we would not have jazz, because the costs of that kind of negotiation would be just too great. So this is true of creativity in many contexts, that it involves the taking and building upon of someone who has done it before. That's the view of freedom that this extreme view of copyright rejects."