Washington Metro Objectivism Discussion (WMOD) 
                 February 15, 1995 Meeting
           Mark Brady on "Intellectual Property"

   Mark Brady will speak on "Intellectual Property" at the 
 Wednesday February 15 monthly meeting of WMOD.    

   Intellectual Property embraces patents, copyright, trademarks, 
 and the right of publicity.  This talk will focus on patents and 
 copyright, explain how they differ from other forms of private 
 property and from each other, and examine the philosophical and 
 economic justification for each.  The presentation will also 
 include some account of the history of intellectual property and 
 of the vigorous debates that have surrounded this issue.  As
 an introduction, you might read Ayn Rand's essay "Patents and 
 Copyrights" in CAPITALISM THE UNKNOWN IDEAL before the meeting.

   Mark Brady was born and raised near London and graduated in
 Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University.  He   
 studied economics at NYU and participated in the Austrian 
 economics colloquium there. Mark has taught economics in Britain, 
 Ireland and California; and he has worked in airline economics.  
 Since 1992 he has worked for the Institute for Humane Studies in 
 Fairfax, VA with responsibilities for seminars, fellowships and 
 student-mentoring. Mark is a bibliophile with a wide range of 
 interests, including the topography of London.  
  When and Where?

     Join us for dinner on 2/15 at 7 pm and/or for the talk at 
 8:15 pm at the Fortune Chinese Restaurant at Baileys Xroads, VA 
 on Route 7 between 7 Corners and Columbia Pike (5900 Leesburg 
 Pike 703/998-8888). You can take METRO to the West Falls Church 
 stop and then take METRO buses 29A or 29B East on Route 7 toward
 Baileys Xroads. The Fortune is on this route. After the meeting 
 we can give you a ride back to a METRO station.  WMOD has 
 arranged for a $15 fixed price dinner (including tax and tip). 
 Or you can order off the menu.  Please RSVP to WMOD before noon 
 Wednesday 2/15/95 for the dinner and/or the talk so that we can 
 tell the restaurant how many tables to set up.
                       DC AREA CALENDAR

 * 1995 WMOD meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each 
   month (locations may vary) 

 * 2/5 No. VA Classical Liberal Get Together - 4-6PM in Fairfax, 
   Contact Louis James 703/273-5762(h) or 703/934-6970(w) or Email:
   cmp@gmu.edu; 1995 meetings held on the 1st Sunday of each month

 * 2/16 Vienna Coffee Club - Doug Bandow of Cato on "The Politics 
   of Envy: Statism as Theology"
 * 3/23 Vienna Coffee Club - Fred Smith of CEI: "Saving the Ecology 
   without Destroying the Economy"
 * 4/13 Vienna Coffee Club - Leonard Liggio of Atlas Institute: 
   "The Emergence of Libertarianism"
   (at Tysons Marriott by Future of Freedom Foundation - RSVP Carl 
   Helstrom at 703/934-6969) 

   To keep informed about WMOD and related activities, send your
 email address and/or snail mail address to: 
 |Dave Saum             |Email  : DSaum at infiltec.com   |
 |Infiltec              |Tel    : 703/820-7696        |
 |PO Box 8007           |Fax    : 703/671-9350        | 
 |Falls Church, VA 22041|"Sapere aude" (dare to know) |

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