June 5, 2014

Has Copyright Gone Too Far?

Tom W. Bell

Professor of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law

Copyright has long been a source of division among conservatives and libertarians. While some see creative works the same as any other property, and thus a natural right, others argue that copyright is different than traditional property, and that special interests have bloated the copyright system to the point where innovation is stifled.

How much copyright is too much? At what point does cronyism trump innovation?

Tom W. Bell, Derek Khanna, Mitch Stoltz, and Ryan Radia discuss this topic and more in a Google Hangout cosponsored with the R Street Institute.