Who cares about mere science? Hollywood and the like have to make
even more bucks, so just legislate insanely restrictive "intellectual
property" laws, coerce other countries to adopt them by threatening
trade sanctions, and hey presto, $$$ for the lobbyists that rule
America. Next up: capital punishment for imitation of copyrighted
"Put down that microphone, switch off the Karaoke machine and come out
with your hands up!"