Creativity Reserved!!

26 Apr

Hello friends…. today I was going to publish the next chapter of the ongoing novel, but one of my friends turned my attention to the fact that today is the World IP Day… so let’s talk about the event… very briefly… because I am going to publish the next chapter today itself 😛

What is IP? (Most of you might have already googled that :P) But for those who didn’t; it’s Intellectual Property. Now what is that? These are basically legally recognized rights to creations of the mind. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of creations, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and even words, phrases, symbols, and designs. The rights are exercised through copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design, etc.

The main question is why do we need such rights and is it a correct trend to monopolise the use of something that someone created.

Yes… in my opinion we need such rights. I write stuff on Creatigentt… how can I say that it’s written by me? It’s because I have the copyright. I can sue anyone if (s)he publishes the articles written by me in his or her name or even in my name but without my permission… how? Because I have the copyright. But, IP rights are not just about morality and identifying the true owner. They are based on the principal that the one who takes the pain to create something should savour the gains out of it and if i speak more specifically, we are talking about the economic gains involved.

The second objective is to “promote progress”. If a thing is created by me… and does not give me any kind of return, why would I take pains to work in that direction.Why would anyone?

IP rights also ensure economic growth and harmony.

Today on World IP Day, the WIPO tries to offer an opportunity to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.

This year the theme of the day is Movies- A Global Passion. WIPO has refered to the great actor, director and producer, Charlie Chaplin for the innovation and creativity that he brought to every field in which he worked. Movies involve creativity at each step of their making, be it script writing, acting, camera recording or the special effects. Movies from all over the world, of all times, attempt to provide entertainment, pleasure and passion in one form or the other.

Providing such a right is like reserving the creation, restricting it for some time, but if we study the concept in depth we would realise that it is necessary for development… and development is necessary for the existence of human race…




4 Responses to “Creativity Reserved!!”

  1. Krishnan P Nair May 28, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    IP sounds good, but rather elitist. What if one has ‘property’ that cannot be called intellectual? I worry sometimes…

    • harshdamangal7 May 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

      :)… well then its called bank balance, gold jewellery and locker safes… and that property buys people who have intellectual property 😛 😉

      • Krishnan P Nair May 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

        Ha! Well put! But I meant to say what if you write something that makes no sense. Would it still be considered intellectual property if it isn’t ‘intellectual’. A PJ, a good joke would not need so much explanation. 😀

      • harshdamangal7 May 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

        Oh sorry that I didn’t get the PJ and thanks for the explanation… I sometimes take things too literally… and about the question that you raised… :P…. Yes it would be covered under intellectual property… it might not make sense to you or the majority…. but it may to someone… and if it doesn’t… doesn’t matter…. 🙂

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