The Intellectual Property Dilemma talk

Thursday’s talk, “Intellectual Property: a dilemma for libertarians” was a great success. Thanks to everyone who came along and helped make the evening a fun and informative event.

Tom Burroughes’ impressive delivery helped to make a complex subject much clearer. His well rounded review of the topic took in all sides of the argument and highlighted the important controversies and contradictions. Thank you Tom.

I would also like to thank Andy Janes for suggesting a talk by Tom Burroughes, putting us in touch, and then helping out at the last minute with camera work on the night. The event would literally not have happened without Andy.

In the Q&A Tom was assailed with a series of questions that proved the depth of his understanding and powerfully demonstrated how knowledgeable an audience the libertarian community is. In fact our Q&A session lasted almost as long as the lecture itself and was no less informative. My first outing as moderator was made no easier by the passion of a group of insanely expert people who all had something genuinely interesting to say.

The technical table housed a battery of three video cameras, and I think we all experieced some sort of minor video-capture problem at some stage, not least a room layout that made it nearly impossible to find somewhere to stand that was not in front of something of importance. So the owners of these cameras must now exchange gigabytes of data and edit it all together to produce something of sufficient quality. I would like the video to enjoy wide circulation and don’t want peoples’ enjoyment to be ruined by my posterior appearing in the middle.

So, there will be some work to do to get the video ready, in the meantime enjoy your bank holidays and tune in again next week.

Simon Gibbs

Simon is a London based IT contractor and the proprietor of Libertarian Home. Working with logic and cause-and-effect each day he was naturally attracted to nerdy libertarianism and later to the benevolent logic of Objectivism. Find him on Google+ 

  3 comments for “The Intellectual Property Dilemma talk

  1. Apr 7, 2012 at 9:54 am

    *Blushes* Hope everyone had a good time.

    BTW Simon was on Thursday not Friday- did you have too many beers? 😉

    • Apr 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      Er… maybe I did!

  2. Tom Burroughes
    Apr 9, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for inviting me and I will send over a file of the talk and my paper asap.

    Oh, just for the record, my surname is spelled “Burroughes”.


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