Copyright Law in the Digital Age: Malum in Se and Malum Prohibitum

15 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2010  

Sheldon W. Halpern

Albany Law School

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This lecture is about the underlying purpose and function of the copyright law in light of digital technology. That technology raises the question, how does one tailor the law to accommodate to technological change, and how does one have a law that is meaningful and that will be to some extent at least respected? An act of infringement needs to be defined such that it is indeed malum in se rather than simply malum prohibitum.

Suggested Citation

Halpern, Sheldon W., Copyright Law in the Digital Age: Malum in Se and Malum Prohibitum (2000). Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619511

Sheldon W. W. Halpern (Contact Author)

Albany Law School ( email )

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Albany, NY 12208
United States
614-599-1118 (Phone)

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