Intellectual Property (patents and copyrights)

WHAT: "In Defense of Intellectual Property Rights" Do patents and copyrights constitute a legitimate form of private property under free-market capitalism? Attorney Christopher Garvey makes the case. With Q&A.

WHEN: Monday Nov. 18 at 7:00

WHERE: Nesconset branch of the Smithtown Library, 148 Smithtown Blvd, Nesconset NY 11767 (GOOGLE Maps)


WHO: Foundation for Economic Education Discussion Society, Long Island chapter (631)[masked]

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FUTURE DATES (same time, same location, details to come)

Dec. 16

Founded in the mid-90s, the *Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Discussion Society, Long Island chapter, remains active. Its staff is:

Christian Padgett, Chair
George Thompson, Vice Chair
Greg Bush, Treasurer
Barry Loberfeld, Secretary

The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance sound economics.
The Foundation for Economic Education is a non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt educational foundation and accepts no taxpayer money.

Our[masked] season featured college professors (Douglas B. Rasmussen, philosophy, St. John’s; Greg Bush, economics, SCCCC), columnists (Lane Filler, Newsday), economists (Ray Keating, Long Island Business News), attorneys (Christopher Garvey), and public officials (Michael Fitzpatrick, NY Assemblyman; Joseph J. DioGuardi, former Congressman; Steve Levy, former Suffolk County Executive).

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  • Chris G.

    I agree with Barry's review.

    November 26, 2013

  • Barry L.

    Chris Garvey is always a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. In addition to making his case clearly, he was up to challenges from the audience.

    1 · November 18, 2013

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