Encyclopedia / Intellectual Property

in general refers to intangible property that is the result of creativity, such as patents, copyrights, etc.

Within the FairShares Model, this relates to the provisions of the FairShares Brand by setting out the terms for knowledge sharing by members within the framework of a FairShares Company / Co-operative. Unlike a conventional private company, IP belongs to ‘natural persons’ only (individually and collectively), and is licensed to ‘legal persons’ under a Creative Commons License.