A Quote by H. Rentzsch on plagiarism, theft, idea, possession, and complaint

"Property in ideas is an insoluble contradiction.  [He who complains of "theft" of his idea] complains that something has been stolen which he still possesses, and he wants back something which, if given to him a thousand times, would add nothing to his possession."

H. Rentzsch

Source: Geistiges Eigenthum

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