The author of passage A would be most likely to agree with which one of the following statements?

Hayley on August 8, 2019

When does it say this?

Hi there. I don't understand when it specifically answers this question, or am I just not looking in the right spot? Thanks!

2 Replies

Irina on August 8, 2019

@hayley,

The author does not say it explicitly, but he implies that law-based systems generally work less efficiently when he mentions "practical considerations that render the cost of enforcing the fromal law prohibitively expensive, and legal hurdles.."(lines 8-13) and argues that "social norms substitute for intellectual property law (lines 24-26).

Let me know if you have any further questions.

on December 30, 2019

Irina,

Your response here contradicts your response to the post above. How can you say here that the author implies, from lines 8-13 and 24-26 that law-based systems generally work less efficiently than social norms, then in the passage say D is wrong because we cannot infer from the passage that the author believes that law based systems of protection is generally less efficient than social norms in all cases? I think your reasoning in the first post is correct and that your reasoning in this post is wrong.