Copyfraud

I just finished Jason Mazzone’s terrific book on “Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law,” which I highly recommend. (Professor Mazzone is a blogger over on Balkinization, where I sometimes post).

One of my takeaways from the book is that we need more intellectual property clinics at law schools.  Many of the abuses that Jason talks about are the result of a lack of resources or awareness by those who are subjected to false or heavy-handed claims. I’m more optimistic that this imbalance can be addressed, in contrast to the legislative changes that the book recommends which, while sound, probably lack the necessary political constituency to be enacted.

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