Abolishing patent and copyright laws sounds radical, but two economists at Washington University in St. Louis say it's an idea whose time has come. Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine see innovation as a key to reviving the economy.
I'm not sure where the right dividing line is, but I think we're too far over on the "draconian protection" side. Interesting to read something all the way across on the other side of that divide.
Hat Tip Chronos