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I would like some further clarification on this question. I answered it correctly (E) because I eliminated (A-D), but I wanted to find the contextual evidence for the legal theorists' claim. Here is my thinking process:
In Paragraph Two, the passage states, "Applying the notion of retained rights… copyrighting [patent protection] a work secures official recognition… Among the rights typically retained by the original producer [inventor]… would be the right to copy the object…"
From this, I gathered that it is standard for the inventor to retain certain rights upon transferring ownership of intellectual property (even without copyrighting the work), and that copyrighting the work presupposes this standard practice. Therefore, because copyrighting a work is an official means, it is common legal practice to allow inventors to retain certain rights even without a patent.
^Please rephrase this in a more coherent way for me to better understand the underlying idea behind this question. I feel confused mainly due to the diction and the construction of the answer choice. Thanks!