Comment: No, inventors/artists can't inhibit my freedom.

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No, inventors/artists can't inhibit my freedom.

I have a natural right to do whatever I please with whatever's in my head, as long as I don't harm someone else. Competing in the free market is not harm. And it turns out that the areas of commerce that *don't* have IP protections are some of the most vibrantly innovative of them all. So even the faux-pragmatic argument of "but if we don't grant them monopolies, they won't create!" doesn't hold up under scrutiny of real world data.

Just because someone came up with the original idea or artwork doesn't give them rights to control what I do. Arts, sciences, and commercial innovations will flourish if we end this massive bureaucracy of copyrestrictions and intellectual monopolies.