Intellectual Property refers to creations from the work of the mind whose creator gains monopoly by law.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|The creative work is disclosed.|
|Intellectual property laws help to promote the disclosure of the protected creative work.||Intellectual property laws may discourage creative works similar to the protected ones.|
|The creator gains a monopoly.|
|Intellectual property laws help to ensure the creator will gain the main benefit from their creative work.||Intellectual property laws may cause economic inefficiency due to the monopoly offered to the creators.|