Winter Meet-up: How America’s Revolutionaries Imagined Intellectual Property

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Gather with colleagues for a happy-hour discussion on intellectual property.

When:
Thursday, December 1, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where:
Uno’s Pizzeria (lower level)
22 JFK Street (Harv. Square)
Cambridge, MA

What:
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:
http://tinyurl.com/6gwgsaj