September 30, 2008 1:37PM

Intellectual Property Laws and Government Security Threaten Science and Knowledge

If you find the title of this post provocative, you’ll be interested in a Cato book forum on Friday, October 10th.

In The Crime of Reason, Nobel laureate in physics Robert Laughlin argues that intellectual property laws and government security demands threaten the development of new knowledge. Without change, we risk bequeathing our heirs a world where knowledge is criminalized and our intellectual tradition of unfettered inquiry is lost.

Join us for a fascinating inquiry into the role of information and information rules in our society, featuring comment from Thomas Syndor of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, at noon on Friday, October 10th. Luncheon to follow.

You can register for the event here.