Whither IP?

Thanks to shonk for alerting me to this article in Wired magazine, which compares the state of modern American IP law to the state of the American shipping industry in the late 1960s, which is not a strange as it sounds.

What happens when a government tries to prohibit something? People find a way to do it anyway.

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Nothing is free - even

Nothing is free - even protection from theft (both physical and intellectual). The more expensive the protection is, the less sense it makes to pursue. If billions of people can "steal" your "property" buy clicking a few buttons, did you really "own" it to begin with?