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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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