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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

Marc J. Randazza

Randazza Legal Group; World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); Università di Torino Faculty of Law

Date Written: January 16, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Randazza, Marc J., Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (January 16, 2016). Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2716892

Marc Randazza (Contact Author)

Randazza Legal Group ( email )

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World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( email )

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Università di Torino Faculty of Law ( email )

Torino
Italy

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