The Perfect Storm: Intellectual Property and Public Values
R. Polk Wagner
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Fordham Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 423, 2005
This short conference paper considers how the contemporary discourse surrounding Intellectual property law (especially copyright) may be harming all concerned. That is, because of wildly divergent (and often objectively unsupportable) positions taken by both copyright owners and consumer advocates, the zone of uncertainty in the law has increased. And as uncertainty increases, both sides are hurt. The paper end with a call for a higher level of discourse, and a query regarding whether all concerned might be better off trading rights for certainty.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: intellectual property, copyright, public values, fair useAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 10, 2006
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