Yeah, that's a tough one (somebody else capitalizing on your idea). Pretty much the basis for most of the Chinese economy. And also what separates successful entrepreneurs from those of us with great ideas who don't bother to patent them.
I agree, thanks should be in order when such "pinching" happens, but maybe people are afraid that any such acknowledgment would create the basis for a lawsuit.
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