Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Randazza on Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property RIghts
Marc J. Randazza, Randazza Legal Group and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is publishing Freedom of Expression and Morality Based Impediments to the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in volume 16 of the Nevada Law Journal (2016). Here is the 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. If that description doesn't make you run to download it, it manages to include an academic discussion of "Cumfiesta", "Screw You", "Nut Sack Ale", and Japanese porn being stolen in Taiwan. Beat that.
Download the article from SSRN at the link.