Copyright Enforcement Push May Have Backfired, Expert Says

Law360, Washington (March 29, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT) -- The aggressive push by the entertainment industry for copyright enforcement legislation and treaties around the world may have backfired by turning the public against the idea of copyright protection, according to one intellectual property expert.

Daniel Gervais, a professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, said Thursday in a talk at the American Bar Association's Section of Intellectual Property Law Conference in Arlington, Va., that by effectively treating everyone who makes unauthorized use of copyrighted material as a pirate, proponents of stronger copyright enforcement have undermined their...
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