This is the final part of this wonderful series by Kirby Ferguson, a good summary of the key points.
This one also features some well known patent trolls…
From the V.O.:
Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.