Instagram ripped off Snapchat… so what?

Instagram ripped off Snapchat… so what?

Instagram stole “stories” from Snapchat…but, everyone in Silicon Valley is a thief. If an idea is any good, it will likely be mimicked within a few months. Lou explains how tech companies get away with it, and what innovators can do to fight back.


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Writer: Louis Foglia
Editor: m.cho
Researcher: Dushyant Naresh
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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  1. There is no such thing as theft in business. It’s just competition. If we’re in a similar industry and you have a great idea that could complement my business I’m definitely going to find a way to implement it. In fact protection against this sort of thing like patents copyrights and trademarks are a form of monopolistic tactics, preventing competition from taking place.

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