microsoft chairman bill gates at the consumer electronics show in las vegas question: ‘in recent years, there’s been a lot of people clamoring to reform and restrict intellectual-property rights. it started out with just a few people, but now there are a bunch of advocates saying, ‘we’ve got to look at patents, we’ve got to look at copyrights.’ what’s driving this, and do you think intellectual-property laws need to be reformed? gates’ answer: ‘there are some new modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various guises’. read the article casual lobbing of the word ‘communists’ we’d be interested to know whom gates is talking about we take it personally when people like gates try to speak for artists. … are we communist entrepreneurs?