That's right. Limited monopolies that benefit the individual or companies that hold them. IP is property, just as land is property and both require legal systems and enforcement mechanisms for validity. As much as the idealistic no-state scenario appeals, I know better (thanks to real world exposure to thieves, liars and predatory organizations) and understand there are limits to freedom because of human behavior. Self-interest is a universal truth, therefore self-protection demands the creation of a "state"...an unhappy reality of life.
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