The concern over protection of Intellectual Property has been an issue for over 500 years.
Mullin, Thomas F.
"Aids, Anthrax, And Compulsory Licensing: Has The United States Learned Anything? A Comment On Recent Decisions On The International Intellectual Property Rights Of Pharmaceutical Patents,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol9/iss1/7