Imagine the time when men lived in caves. One bright guylet's call him Galt Magnondecides to build a log cabin on an open field, near his crops. To make sure, this is a smart idea, and others notice it. They naturally imitate Galt Magnon, and they start building their own cabins. But the 1st man to create a house, as indicated by IP advocates, could have a entitlement to prevent others from building houses on their own land, with their own logs, or to charge them a fee if they do build houses. it's plain that the innovator in these examples becomes a fractional owner of the tangible property e.G., land and logs of others, due not to 1st occupation and use of that property for it's already owned , however caused by his coming up with an idea. obviously, this rule flies in the face of the first user homesteading rule, arbitrarily and groundlessly overriding the homesteading rule that's at the foundation of all property rights.
Thomas Jefferson once said in a letter to Isaac McPherson on August 13, 1813:
"If nature has made any one thing less vulnerable than all others of exclusive property, it's the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may entirely possess as long as he keeps it to himself, but the moment it's divulged, it forces itself into the ownership of each one, and the receiver can not dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that nobody possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine, as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me."