"Want to lower the cost of health care? To conquer breast cancer? To make green technology work? To revolutionize entertainment? Concerned about free speech? Want to reduce income inequality? To break the stranglehold of the multinationals over political power? To unleash a wave of innovation that will make the establishment of the Internet look like a calm summer day? A Utopian pipe dream, obviously. Yet all it takes is a majority vote in both houses of Congress and the signature of the President to abolish the last impediments to creativity left over from the medieval period: patents and copyrights. Sound absurd? Read on." Column by David K. Levine.