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!

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Irina on August 8, 2019


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 at 11:08PM


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.