The need for property rights only exist because of the natural scarcity of tangible, physical resources, and cannot apply to things which are infinitely reproducible like ideas or electronic files. Only tangible possessions can be the object of conflict between people and so it is only for them that property rules apply. Thus, patents and copyrights are unjustifiable monopolies granted by government legislation and it is this monopoly privilege that creates an artificial scarcity at the expense of us, the consumer.
These “Intellectual Property Rights” will always and forever violation the individual property rights of the consumer, e.g., to use one’s own tangible property as one sees fit.
IP can never be justified; let us end it, NOW!
I favour the Phoenix model of legislation development. At the very least we should stop making things worse.