What is intellectual property? Why should I care?
These questions are frequently considered – if not asked – by a range of people of all ages, incomes and education levels.
Products of the mind (inventions, creative works, etc.) and the rights that protect them can be complex. But the answer to “why IP?” is simpler than many people would think – jobs, competition, prosperity, as well as culture and quality of life. IP helped to make American and other nations great and will continue to, if we allowed it.
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) recently produced a white board video that explains in a few words and images why and to whom IP is relevant. The video (below) is suitable for a wide range of audiences.
“Intellectual property is the foundation for the future,” said Bruce Berman, founder and chairman of CIPU, an independent non-profit focused on increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s’ lives. “IP rights are a bridge that enables freedom, as opposed to a legal requirement that inhibits it. Lack of understanding make it difficult for people to see it that way. Early awareness and education help. It is never too late, or early, for anyone to learn why IP maters.”
There are many explanations and animations available that explain IP’s importance to children, but teens, employees, investors, law enforcement professionals, parents and educators, too, need help understanding IP’s role and history.
IP is for Everyone
There are many explanations and animations available that explain IP’s importance to children, but teens, employees, investors, law enforcement professionals, parents and educators, too, need help understanding IP’s role and history. “What is intellectual property? Why should I care?” endeavors to help.
To learn more about IP or identify materials and activities right for different audiences, please contact CIPU at [email protected]
For a directly link to the video that can be shared, go here: https://vimeo.com/329405440
Image source: understandingip.org; the Center for IP Understanding
View the original article here: “IP impacts everyone” – Two-minute video explains “why?”
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