People don’t seem to understand the difference between stealing and copying.
When you copy something from someone, you have a copied object and the other party has the original object, or maybe vice-versa.
When you steal something from someone, you have the stolen object, and the other party no longer has what you stole.
This is why stealing an idea is so fundamentally different and difficult. Proof of possession requires you to take that idea, and manifest it into the world to the...