All intellectual property rights still remain (yeah, I know–doesn’t it have to be intellectual before the intellectual property rights kick-in?).
Points of no return eliminate choice. Of course one can go in circles and have many points of no return.
What if we didn’t go in so many circles, yet still had many points of no return. Think of the freedom.
Bonus Round II?:
Being born is a point of no return. So is dying. Maybe everything is a point of no return.