Reconciling What the First Amendment Forbids with What the Copyright Clause Permits: A Summary Explanation and Review
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 66, No. 225, 2003
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-117
This article examines the relationship between the Copyright Clause and the First Amendment. This piece argues that a compromise may be found where the First Amendment protects expression but not the right to engage in the commercial trade of such expression.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: First Amendment, commercial speech, copyrightAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 13, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011
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