The Politics of Intellectual Property
University of Michigan Law School
September 5, 2009
Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2009
U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 167
This talk, delivered at the 2006 AALS mid-year meeting, briefly addresses the politics of copyright legislation before segueing into the politics of intellectual property scholarship. I urge that the metaphor of a “copyright war,” used by both copyright owners and copyright reformers, is uncomfortably apt. It reflects a polarization of the copyright community that has affected copyright scholarship in unhealthy ways, encouraging scholars to choose sides in the copyright wars and to tailor their scholarship to fit.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: copyright, scholarship, politics
Date posted: September 5, 2009 ; Last revised: October 22, 2009
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