"If value, then right" = The latest form of capitalist dehumanization through assertion of supposed 'ownership rights'. What does that mean you say? This:
"...it's an idea that is fundamentally anti-private-property. Under the "If value, then right" theory, you don't own anything you buy. You are a mere licensor, entitled to extract only the value that your vendor has deigned to provide you with. The matchbook is to light birthday candles, not to fix a wobbly table. The toilet roll is to hold the paper, not to use in a craft project. "If value, then right," is a business model that relies on all the innovation taking place in large corporate labs, with none of it happening at the lab in your kitchen, or in your skull. It's a business model that says only companies can have the absolute right of property, and the rest of us are mere tenants."
So I guess if you hear a song in your head, or sing in the shower, or whatever, you owe the patent or copyright holders a royalty payment? Sheesh.