Monday, September 08, 2003

The first meeting of the Intelligent Inquiry organization for the 2003-04 season was at the beautiful Salt Lake downtown library.

This subject of the day's debate centered on intellectual property. I was expecting the typical /. flaming that surrounds recent IP abuses by groups like Provo's SCO Group and the absurd little internet patents on the obvious things like online auctioning.

To my delight, a Professor Lee A. Hollaar (who's written a book and several others with a great deal of information on digital copyright issues showed up. So we switched from a one sided debate of IP abuses to an extremely informational conversation on copyrights, patents, etc.. Overall, it was one of the best iies meetings. Hopefully the move to the downtown library will re-ignite interest in the group.

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