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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

2003

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 66, No. 225, 2003
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-117

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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, copyright

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Date posted: September 13, 2011 ; Last revised: October 6, 2011

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Van Alstyne, William W., Reconciling What the First Amendment Forbids with What the Copyright Clause Permits: A Summary Explanation and Review (2003). Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 66, No. 225, 2003; William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-117. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1926198

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