Reforming Information Law in Copyright's Image

42 Pages Posted: 31 Jan 1997

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Jessica Litman

University of Michigan Law School


The First Amendment has always provided a completely different standard with regard to liability for actions that constitute speech as compared to actions that constitute copyright infringement. They're really just apples and oranges. And I think it would disserve both areas of law -- I know there's been some discussion, some people have attempted to link these two areas of law recently, and I think it does a disservice to both areas of law, even though the same technologies may be involved. And I think it really does a disservice both to the law of the First Amendment and the law of copyright to attempt really to try to analogize from one to the other.

JEL Classification: K19, L82

Suggested Citation

Litman, Jessica, Reforming Information Law in Copyright's Image. Available at SSRN: or

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University of Michigan Law School ( email )

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1215
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