I agree. The protection of intellectual property is in the public interest because it provides incentive for companies to innovate. If anyone can copy your work without penalty, there is no incentive to create new products.
This would be a good time to revisit the May 31, 2011 Apple Insider story titled "Rolling Stone co-founder slams publishers for embracing Apple's iPad"
Critics of the new Apple campus need to get a life. It is not a commercial Apple product. It's a building.
Everyone who ever broke from the norm and successfully created something different, received similar criticism along the way.