Jomei wrote:It's funny that you think artists get the "bulk of the profits."
When did I say anything about artists? People who call themselves "artists" tend to make nothing, because they're bad at business. Hence having to call themselves "artists" (which most of them aren't even good at anyway).
Keep in mind, however, that IP laws also protect a less financially robust individual. Without IP laws, I, the little guy, would just get edged out on every good idea by a larger corporation with the assets availible to duplicate my product much more efficiently than I. It works both ways.
It's also funny you think no innovation is funded by the public.
That's you infering. Some innovative things have come about from public funding, but the vast majority has not. It's statistically inconsequential to any argument. Where the money comes from is irrelevent anyway. Public funds, like private funds, aren't necessitated to one minutely specific use. No one forces a government organization, let's say, to give money to a research foundation (which, more often than not, is a private corporation). It's no different than a donation by a private investor except that it's pooled from taxpayer money.
...But that would have required you to, you know, correct things. And not just writing a sentence that ammounts no "Nuh-uh!"