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Saturday, October 10 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Panel: Digital Piracy

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Legislators have long characterized copyright infringement as piracy.  In the modern digital age, two rival camps dominate public discussion around the ethics of illegal downloading.  One hand, there are “fundamentalist libertarians” who think that all ideas and artistic creation should be held in common and freely accessible to all.  On the other hand there are “fundamental protectors” who think that illegal downloading is equivalent to theft.  Discussion topics include illegal downloading as a victimless crime, how different rules are applied to different offences, and intangible forms of property


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Dave Nalle

Director, Texas Liberty Foundation
Dave Nalle is Executive Director of the Texas Liberty Foundation, Chairman of the Center for Foreign and Defense Policy, South Central Regional Director for the Republican Liberty Caucus and an advisory board member at the Coalition to Reduce Spending and the Republican Reason Caucus... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Trafalgar A

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