Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
Eli Whitney (the cotton gin) had similar troubles. Edison patented things discovered by others. That Bell fellow did not invent the Don Ameche but swiped patent papers from the real inventor. The world is not going to hades in a handbasket -- it's been there for years.
The only difference now is that it is happening a lot faster, and someone else is able to track it and post a graph showing the "dramatic increase." Not certain where their data came from for the graph, and the study quoted is based on a lot of estimates. Estimates and extrapolation can tell us anything we want to know. Ain't it grand!