Comment: No

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: Sorry, but we've had this (see in situ)

No

Of course we need property rights, meaning rights to physical property. But ideas are not physical property. People have equated ideas with property because they have been given the propaganda term intellectual PROPERTY.

But they are not property in any physical sense and it makes no rational sense to treat them that way. They are treated that way in practice because the government has declared it to be that way. But this is done primarily to benefit special interests who benefit from the monopoly on an idea. Ideas should be free.