There was an interesting episode of The Cleveland Show this week titled "Love Rollercoaster." It involved, among other things, the main character and his friends trying to come up with invention ideas. As probably the most enjoyable episode that I've seen thus far of the show I was excited. The only think that irked me was that at the end, Cleveland's great invention was stolen from a night time infomercial and the makers of the original product sued for Copyright infringement. Now, living with a bunch of Intellectual Property law students there was a simultaneous gasp. "What do you mean Copyright Infringement?"
I guess they can't be perfect, but don't you think one person would understand the difference between patents and copyrights? Oh well. I guess writers only really care about certain forms of IP.
To watch the show on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/118516/the-cleveland-show-love-rollercoaster