The Inherent Conflict Between Free Speech and Intellectual Property

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  • General1.50 General

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  • Intellectual Property Intellectual Property

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“Constitutional law, statutes, treaties, and common law provide the foundation for case-law reconciliation of intellectual-property rights on the one hand and free-speech rights on the other. In this course, Mr. Wrenn provides an in-depth explanation of The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the scope of constitutional authority of Congress to broadly affect intellectual-property rights, as well as the decision on the scope of such constitutional authority in the contexts of treaties and foreign law. He also explores the relationship between intellectual property and parody and the relationship between tort law and parody. Providing an analysis of The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions and Courts of Appeals decisions on the relationships between copyright and trademark elements of intellectual property law and free speech involving parody and/or satire. Mr. Wrenn provides an instructive and clear understanding of these topics, while keeping it engaging and entertaining.

About the Presenters

James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esq.

James R. Wrenn, Jr., Esq.

James R. Wrenn Jr. at WrennLaw.Com
Practice Area:Ethics
James Wrenn Jr. Esq. is an attorney in Virginia.  He is admitted to practice in the Virginia Supreme Court, the lower courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia, US District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the US Court of Appeals…
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