This is a nice idea. If it can be made to work for products such as my
company produces, I will gleefully vote to eliminate copyright and
trademarks.. I would make my killing on the first sale, and then could spend
my time creating new ideas rather than marketing the old!
As far as the IP anti-replication schemes go, unless the contracts
prohibited reverse engineering, I see a huge underground economy in sales of
these with the 'fingerprints' stripped out. A compiler that is hacked to not
look at them is another possibility.
I personally like the idea of the finished product automatically registering
itself with the creators. There is also the process where a compiler would
register each IP component as it was included in the end product. This is a
case where strong public key encryption will shine, if the compile must
handshake with the property owner's system everytime a product is compiled..
How about only selling the 'source code' for a product, encrypted, of
course, and letting each customer compile the end product himself? The self
registration system would then directly pay the component owners every time
a product was built...