And she’s on a SOFA too! No SOPAn intended!
What’s wrong with the concept of ‘intellectual property’?
It assumes that my ownership of things ― whether these be servers, hard drives, disks, blank paper, chemicals, etc. ― is secondary to the dictates of non-owners, i.e. copyright, patent and trademark ‘owners’ (the better word is ‘cronies’; who precisely are lobbying for SOPA’s and PIPA’s passage?). As if there’s any conflict in the free use of my physical property and that of others.
Either ideas could be used freely, or not at all. One’s ‘Eureka’ moment as to the truth of this comes either later, or never. But to paraphrase the naïve IP advocate Ayn Rand, one could not avoid the consequences of not knowing any better ― in this case about the nature of IP.
One ultimately chooses between either a state-controlled distribution of resources, or a system that regards the right to actual property ― whether one’s body or material things ― as paramount.