Here’s the audio of yesterday’s debate on intellectual property sponsored by the Federalist Society at Whittier Law School:
I only had 15 minutes to make my opening statement, and of course it’s impossible to make anything close to a complete case for why we should abolish copyrights and patents in such a short time. I could only hope to challenge the students to begin to reconsider whether we need or should have those things. As you can tell from the Q&A at the end, the audience at least found it provocative.
Thanks to my debate opponent, attorney and software developer David Raskin, for making and allowing me to share this recording.