Fall 2014: Public Domain(s): Law, Generating Knowledge, and Furthering Innovation in the Information Economy

The Michigan State Law Review held the Public Domain(s) symposium in fall of 2014 from Thursday, October 2 to Friday, October 3, which was hosted by Michigan State College of Law Professors Jennifer Carter-Johnson and Adam Candeub, in conjunction with the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law program. The symposium centered around the conflict between patent and copyright law, which restricts public use of information, and intellectual property law, which recognizes that access to information is necessary to innovation.

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