So I was thinking about this when reading an article. To me, it seems like most established older business forgot how to innovate, and instead have turned their eye towards copywrite protection and lawsuits. I work for one of the worlds largest research companies, and we are staying stagnent at this point. We piss money from our contracts, but are getting our asses beat by new companies that do research in the world of internet. Constantly we try to compete but we fail. So you know what we do now. We sue. We have lawyers and copywrite enforcers that look at everything, and research if we did it first and if we can sue. As an employee, I am pushed to have ideas and products patented. Basically, this is the newest revenue driving ploy by dinosaur companies that cannot innovate. So what happens is that innovation is actually killed. That small company who had a brilliant idea now gets smacked with a lawsuit and is expected to give 10% of revenues to us or close down. If they get sued by enough people, they obviously have 0 revenue. I am not saying all innovation is killed, but I have seen my company crush a couple of brilliant companies and it just makes me sad, as those ideas were really great and are now gone. I am hoping something gets done, or we are all in trouble long term. Let's not even get into Mergers and how those have got out of hand lately. That is doing the same thing. But that's a different post for a different time.