How Copyright and the First Amendment Coexist Today

Date(s) - 09/29/2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Davis Library Research Hub, Second Floor

Through the centuries, copyright has been used both to thwart and to encourage free speech. Join us to learn how copyright and the First Amendment coexist in the United States today. We’ll discuss recent cases, such as Garcia v. Google, Inc., that blend copyright and First Amendment issues.  In the 2015 Garcia case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit first ordered Google to remove copies of the notorious “Innocence of Muslims” film from YouTube because one of the actors in the film insisted she had a copyright interest in her performance and thus a right to have the film taken down.  Later the court rescinded that order.

This event is sponsored by the Scholarly Communications Working Group. It is being organized by Anne Gilliland, scholarly communications officer for the University Libraries.

Tagged: 1AD2015, First Amendment Day
Comments are closed.