“Can we copyright this?”
All of the teams in the motorized toy challenge had discovered that nothing is free. Each element they added to the body of their toy had an impact on its performance. One of the teams took this knowledge to a whole new level. They decided to build a toy with only three wheels. When it worked, naturally, every other group in the room seized upon the idea. One of them took off not one, but two wheels. Surprisingly, it worked and it went pretty fast.
Then, the quest for “ownership” of the idea began.
I suspect that I have some future entrepreneurs in this class. In the meantime, they make me smile.