Winter Meet-up: How America’s Revolutionaries Imagined Intellectual Property
Gather with colleagues for a happy-hour discussion on intellectual property.
Thursday, December 1, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Uno's Pizzeria (lower level)
22 JFK Street (Harv. Square)
Copyright, trademark and patents are not new concepts. Our founding fathers resolved the tension between commonwealth and monopoly though a civic republican model that allowed for private ownership so long as intellectual property was not held in perpetuity but given, after a short time, to the public. However, new technologies have made defining and protecting intellectual property ever more challenging. In recent months, Congress has begun to reform patent filings, and a lawsuit has been brought against HathiTrust, a shared digital library.
Gather with friends for a happy-hour discussion on what is current in the world of intellectual property law for the information professional.
For inspiration, read Frames from the Framers: