TITLE

Copyright on Steroids: In Search of an End to Overprotection

AUTHOR(S)
Kemp, Deborah
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
McGeorge Law Review;Oct2010, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p795
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of copyright law which is considered as overprotection to copyright holders in the U.S. It mentions that the copyright protection has grown since the enactment of the first copyright statutes existed in 200 years ago. It explains that the authorization of Congress to enact copyright statute is implied constitutional purpose to balance the author's right of exclusivity against the public's right of access to communicative content.
ACCESSION #
55159974

 

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