QuoteOriginally posted by: gatarekSorry Nonius, but you didn’t understand the problem, which is not personal wealth of someone (I’m quite well, thank you) or someone’s decision but an interpersonal space where we all dig. Without elementary protection of intellectual property of models, we will shortly arrive to the situation known from other non-protected areas. Wild animals were for free, so many species are extinct; natural resources were for free, so we have pollution and lunar landscapes in former industrial towns… What will happen to financial engineering? I don’t know. How to prevent from (possible) disasters? I don’t know. I'm rather pessimistic. But I expected discussion on that topic and not offences like <i>“that actually makes you a loser"</i> and <i>"what model is it that YOU have contributed, that so many people are using to make money and have just left you in the dust?"</i>. Sorry for being serious but sometimes you have to It's the nature of the beast Gatarek...people steal ideas, concepts, intellectual property ALL the time...from Shakespeare to Bill Gates to 99% of the quants, traders, and highfalutin marketing people on Wall Street who publish "Quantitative Notes" n sh it. A prof at my school back in the 80s wins a Nobel prize for proving, yes, proving, that you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket...my math prof (the same guy that told me that MY ideas were either brilliant, obvious, or wrong) used to chuckle about that hackneyed piece of work that everyone since Adam knew. I would never expect the concept of intellectual property to be enforceable in any way shape or form....thing of Paskov et al...anyone who worked WITH Paskov could rip off that simulator sooooo easily it is laughable...think of the clones of Napster (I personally hope the recording industry IS toast by the way).....because, at the end of the day, none of this sh it is so complex that a good Ph.D. in math, physics, or engineering (or, of course a French Engineer, bien sur) couldn't figure the sh it out for themselves.