We’ll be hosting a Google Hangout with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute to discuss copyright reform on Thursday, June 5, at 3 p.m. ET.
Copyright has long been a source of division among conservatives and libertarians. While some see creative works the same as any other property, and thus a natural right, others argue that copyright is different than traditional property, and that special interests have bloated the copyright system to the point where innovation is stifled. How much copyright is too much? At what point does cronyism trump innovation?
Panelists Tom W. Bell, author of “Intellectual Privilege,” Derek Khanna of R Street, Mitch Stoltz of EFF and Ryan Radia of CEI will debate these issues. We invite you to join the discussion by asking questions through the Hangout at j.mp/copyrighthangout or using the hashtag #iphangout on Twitter.