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The idea of property is

The idea of property is predicated on the nature of reality. Two people cannot occupy the same point in space, therefore we must find ways of dealing with conflicts. Property manages the use of the physical universe.

Ideas can be replicated infinitely; their marginal cost is essentially zero. As soon as someone has spoken their idea, it has entered the public sphere of knowledge, and is essentially no longer controllable. If you would like to be the sole owner of an idea, NEVER SPEAK IT OR SHOW IT TO ANYONE!