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Intellectual Property: Its Definition And Ways To Fight For It

By Jonas Scott

There is this man who has a great talent in literature and music. His day does not end without him writing a literary piece which he sometimes turns into a song’s lyrics. He writes everything on his own and he dreams of seeing himself as a popular singer-composer or a poet someday.

He is doing everything to reach for his dreams – attempting to sell his songs to recording companies and joining national writing contests. It is really his biggest dream to be well-known in literature and music industry. Nonetheless, it seems that good fate is nowhere in sight for him, because nobody appreciates his works.

He felt like shutting off his dreams from his system until one lazy day, he heard a beautiful song on the radio. It has got a really nice melody and for this, he listened more attentively. He was then surprised to find out that he knows the full lyrics of the song. He may not know the melody but as for the words, he is certain that those are exactly the lyrics of one of his old songs!

Poor talented man, someone has probably stolen his intellectual property! What does he have to do?

What Is Intellectual Property?

If a person developed any creative material such as music, artwork, literary piece etc, the material is commonly called his intellectual property. The material is owned and must be fully controlled by its creator.

An Owner’s Rights Regarding His Intellectual Property

An intellectual property should be used only by the owner. Also, he is the only one who has all the right to reproduce his work openly. Only the authorized persons can use and reproduce the owner’s work.

Moreover, the owner can readily object to transformations by other parties to his work. Any unpermitted action to his intellectual property should be given a certain penalty, provided that the owner wants to fight for his rights.

Solving The Problem About a Stolen Intellectual Property

Heading back to the guy in the story, he has got all the right to investigate and pursue a case against the person or company that stole his song. The first thing to do is to determine possible suspects. He once tried to sell his song to a recording company and for that, the representative of such company and other people involved in his attempt to sell his song can be considered as suspects.

After figuring out the possible suspects, an investigation should be made. Based on the results, the guy may still have the option to decide if he should demand further investigations or some other courses of actions.

An intellectual property should be as important as a tangible asset like houses, cars, etc. The owner worked hard for it and for that reason, he has to fight for his property by all means.

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Scott, Jonas "Intellectual Property: Its Definition And Ways To Fight For It." Intellectual Property: Its Definition And Ways To Fight For It. 26 Jun. 2010. 2 Aug 2014 <>.

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Scott, J (2010, June 26). Intellectual Property: Its Definition And Ways To Fight For It. Retrieved August 2, 2014, from

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