No, I don't believe there is any longer a single valid argument for "intellectual property" laws, of any kind. Not trademark, not copyright, and certainly not patents.
That solution is decidedly radical. Doesn't the best answer generally lie somewhere in the middle? If I find a single valid argument for intellectual property, then I have proved your solution/argument illogical.
I'd love to see THIS law put to a direct vote. Of course it won't be, and Bloomberg will probably get booted out next opportunity, but the cameras would of course still stay.
Why doesn't he just hire Judge Dredd?
If its your time to go, its your time to go, there is nothing you can do to stop it.
Any program which runs right is obsolete.