The value of intellectual property

We received a package today from Microsoft. The USPS customs declaration (I’m in Canada) said the following:

5 CD’s @ .75 $3.75
1 Brochure $.50
Intellectual Property $5.00
Total value $9.25

Can you ship intellectual property? Wouldn’t most people value their intellectual property at more than $5? Inside the package along with the CDs and brochure, was a 2-page letter. I can only assume that was the intellectual property that was worth $5. If I tried to sell the letter, could I get $5 for it?

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