How is Intellectual Property understood by creative individuals and thought leaders in the community? Listen to these clips from our ethnographic video study undertaken in collaboration with the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice. These clips can be used to launch a conversation in your school or community about IP and how to raise awareness of every citizen's right to protect their innovations.


The term Intellectual Property doesn't resonate

It's important to teach young people about IP

Misappropriation appears to be common

IP is not well understood

IP regulations appear to favor big business

Hip-hop culture created an explosion of creativity

There is a role for business schools

Artists should adopt high standards

In a perfect world

City planners can design creative communities

Churches, barbershops, and beauty salons can play a role

Tell us what you think! Email: whitman at

Disclosure: Camisary, Inc. is owned by John Whitman, Director of MBIE.
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