American standards for intellectual property dominate the global marketplace, but that might not be the case for much longer, writes Matt Asay. China, India and Brazil are among countries that could have more of a say as they increase involvement in cutting-edge technologies. "[B]ecause it's merely policy -- government policy -- and not some objective truth implanted on our brains by the cosmos, there's no reason to think that other governments won't disagree with the US approach," Asay writes.

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