Still haven't read the Bok books. Bok. Book.
But I think you need to read this Patricia Williams article from The Nation, "Unnatural Acts," all about the disturbing prospects intellectual property law has for potential corporate ownership of the environment. My worry is that this will eventually extend even unto our own bodies. It's arguable that Monsanto never should have been granted such a broad patent in the first place, but that debate was never held.
Someone needs to come up with a coherent theory of why patenting genes and digital rights management is so screwed up, but I haven't found one yet.
--Melissa O, at 19:51