Justification No. 1: Morality vs. Stealing
Supporters of intellectual property say you shouldn’t steal ideas. (Copyright law says it’s ok to use Rembrandt’s Ten Commandments because it’s in the public domain). Examples of companies who believe this are prescription drug companies, Apple, and Microsoft.
Others believe ideas should be shared so society can advance more quickly. Examples of companies that believe this include Google.
Which way do you lean?