So nobody should have any legal rights to any reproducible content, for any span of time? I urge you to reconsider your position, mate. And also the fellows who upvoted this.
Intellectual property as a concept means that a creative person has at least a chance of make a living out of her/his awesome stuff. Without any ip laws, the end product could be immediately after its risen popularity copied and reproduced by some enterprising gnome. Not that the money flows are not controlled by gnomes, but with ip laws the artist has a chance to earn bread and enjoy success in the rare occasions. What is completely arsewise is the improper magnitude of the enforcement of this as some parties seek, and the fact that national political entities succumb to this maddness. There are indecent things out there, but minimal ip that makea sense is not one pf the, imho. The current levels of enforcement and the level of entitelment sought by the ip holders are crazy, but that does not invalidate the concept. Its just an example what happens when legal bodies either lack the wisdom or are lured by the powerfull with shiny things.