Left wing copyright, intellectual copyright scholars?
April 22, 2014 11:32 AM Subscribe
Who are the most well known academics in the field of intellectual property, and especially copyright law? Especially academics active in the last 5-10 years? The more radical, the better.
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I've been looking for left of center legal academics, but not finding much. I'm familiar with Chris Sprigman, Mark F. Schultz, Jonathan Barnett, and a few others who have been writing about fields where there is little protection for intellectual property but still have high production rates (fashion, stand-up comedy, etc.). Their work leans left by and large, at least as far as legal IP academia goes.
But what I haven't found, is much in the way of "tear this system down, reduce copyright on books and TV, who cares if it destroys the record companies". Is there just no one in academia making these arguments? Or just not in academic journals?