I will speaking at this event tomorrow night at the Jewish Museum of Military History. I call my presentation: "My idea is mine and your idea is yours -- Why some of us say U.S. intellectual property policy is the Way of Sodom."
"The tragic suicide of Internet activist Aaron Swartz in the fall of 2012 drew public attention to the ethical problems that arise from the protection—or overprotection--of intellectual property. Does information really want to be free, as the saying goes?
And what can we learn from Jewish tradition--from the Talmud to more modern interpretations -- about creating a fair balance between the intellectual property rights of writers and other artists and access to copyrighted media in the United States?"