Copyright, patent protection and intellectual property rights are absurdities in a materialistic or naturalistic world:
“One must then allow that [ideas] are the result, and no more, of reactions in the brain interacting with environmental circumstances. [C.S.] Lewis noted that the individuals concerned obviously don’t perceive things this way. Such individuals obviously felt they were exploring things outside of themselves or freely expressing their individuality. THEY ARE ALSO CAREFUL TO CLAIM PERSONAL CREDIT FOR THESE WORKS AND, WHEN POSSIBLE, BENEFIT FINANCIALLY FROM THEIR PUBLICATION. But if materialism is true, logic dictates that these impressions are an illusion and nothing else!” [emphasis added] – From “Flight from the Absolute”, by Paul Gosselin. Samizdat 2012. Buy the book. Highly recommended.