Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
36 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2016 Last revised: 8 Feb 2016
Date Written: January 16, 2016
In the case of intellectual property rights (IPRs), some nations erect barriers to the protection of IPRs on the basis of "morality." This paper will examine the implications of morality-based impediments to the enforcement of IPRs and their supportability under international agreements.
There are significant freedom of expression issues to consider when we think about "morality" getting in the way of intellectual property rights.
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Keywords: Randazza, Adult Entertainment, Pornography, Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property, Freedom of Expression, Free Speech
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By Orin S. Kerr