Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Fall 1997), pp. 235-242


Copyrightists would do themselves -- and the law -- a great favor by joining in the search for the proper solution without focussing on how to use copyright law to enhance guaranteed profits, even though the effort entails the abuse of constitutional rights and corruption of the learning process. They should accept the fact that first amendment protections are not embedded in copyright law; that the public interest is an important component of copyright law; and that the consumer/competitor distinction is important for the proper administration of copyright law.