In fact, all the people who came up with great ideas but never followed thru with their ideas are cheated out of their share by their inability to implement their ideas.
Yeah, but they cheated themselves, by never doing anything. Shit, I thought of ebay years earlier! That's why you cannot copy right or patent an idea. To do that, it has to be a tangible piece of work.
You can get credit for an idea though, if your write and publish it in a story, for example. Like Arthur C. Clarke's artificial satellites.
People have been cheated out of their own actual accomplishments many, many times. Thousands of women in science whose work has been unrecognized come to mind.
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