How can someone who supports property rights in
physical objects deny property rights in intellectual products,
such as the useful application of scientific principles or patterns
of words, musical tones, or colors? Sheldon Richman argues that
“rights” in ideas — patents and copyrights —
are government monopoly grants having nothing in common
with the notion of property at the heart of libertarianism.
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/12/sheldon-richman-says-intellectual-proper