How Monsanto is like Microsoft

The following is an excerpt.

Monsanto’s products have a lot in common with products from companies like Microsoft and Universal Music Group. Why? Because Monsanto produces products that are easily replicated from one generation to the next.

Seeds grow into plants which produce seeds, right? Microsoft makes software for computers which can be copied and shared with relative ease. Universal Music Group publishes albums that, thanks to the internet, can easily be copied and pasted or shared from one computer to the next.

Copyright and patent laws help protect the intellectual property of these companies so the companies can profit from the products they spent money developing.

Read the full post here: Monsanto at the Supreme Court

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