What Can Roller Derby Girls Teach Us About IP Law? (Answer: More Than You Think)

David Fagundes, Talk Derby to Me: Emergent Intellectual Property Norms Governing Roller Derby Pseudonyms (forthcoming Tex. L. Rev.), available at SSRN. Christopher Sprigman The orthodox justification for patent and copyright laws, at least in the United States, is utilitarian: that is, both sets of legal rules are premised on the theory that only by rewarding creators with special property rights can we ensure that creations get created. Viewed in the abstract, who could argue otherwise? Both technological innovations and artistic works are often difficult to create but easy to copy. Absent strong property rights, copyists will free ride on the efforts of creators. This, in turn, discourages investment in new inventions and creations. In short, copying stifles innovation – and therefore innovation requires legal intervention in the form of property rights. Right? Continue reading "What Can Roller Derby Girls Teach Us About IP Law? (Answer: More Than You Think)"

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