Intellectual Property in an Ideal World

These are some preliminary thoughts I have on the legal legitimacy of intellectual property, which may be liable to change once I've researched this subject more scrupulously. I don't believe that design models should be protected. Let's use the products of three major corporations as examples - McDonalds, Nike trainers and the iPhone. If an… Continue reading Intellectual Property in an Ideal World

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Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand

Making the papers this morning, a five-year old girl is fined £150 by local council for selling 50p cups of homemade lemonade to passing festival goers. Four Tower Hamlet council enforcement officers issued her a fixed penalty notice, demanding immediate payment of £90 or £150 if unable to pay right away. Girl was reduced to… Continue reading Five-Year Old Girl Fined £150 for Unlicensed Lemonade Stand