Essay on Intellectual Properties Are Morally Good For The Most Part

884 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
In today’s society, the laws surrounding intellectual properties are complex, and sometimes they can be morally questionable. Personally, I believe that the current laws for intellectual properties are morally good for the most part. There are some that I consider to be unreasonable though, and the intellectual property issues are some that I feel need to be fixed for the good of individuals, the public, and companies.

Take for example, the situation Quinn posed in chapter 4 of the textbook, where an employee developed code for a company, and then went to work at a different company. [1] In that situation, the employee had to sign an agreement with the first company that he would not disclose any code that he developed for them to any other company presently or in the future. This is the part that I have a problem with. To me, it seems unreasonable that a person should be forbidden from using their talents to their fullest extent just because they were previously used in work for someone else. In addition to that, the employee really has no choice but to give up his rights to his own coding ideas because he needs the job just to survive. And even if the employee were to decline signing the agreement and look for a job elsewhere, any other software company would try to make him sign the same sort of agreement in order to work for them. This situation essentially amounts to the software industry forcibly taking away any intellectual properties he may develop. While one could…

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