a group of humans associating together. The grouping is a balance between centralization and decentralization, dependent on successful communications between its members and an infrastructure of technology. It is directed and controlled by government.
If anything deserves a reward, it is social contribution. Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far as society is free to use the results. If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.