Comment: The real problem is IP.

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The real problem is IP.

People want to know how a free market would solve this problem. If there was a true free market this problem would never have even been created in the first place. Could Monsanto even exist without government enforced monopoly patent privileges?

No one should be able to own ideas. No one should be able to own life. Could more regulations solve this problem? This would seem to be treating only a symptom of a much bigger problem. This patent issue leads to slavery.

People are big on saying "no victim no crime" to defend marijuana legalization. Well the same is true for issues of IP. No victim if you save seed from year to year, even if you did buy it from a corporation. Monsanto only claims to be victims due to their possession of a government granted monopoly, but that is not free market.