"Copyright violations are not protected by the First Amendment" says Constitutional Expert

"Copyright violations are not protected by the First Amendment" says Constitutional Expert
Filed in: Digital Theft

Noted constitutional expert Floyd Abrams today wrote the Senate Judiciary Committee and firmly declared that there is no First Amendment right to steal creative content and distribute it on the Internet through rogue websites.

Abrams, a defender of the First Amendment, said the Constitutionality of the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (the PROTECT IP Act) is needed to help stem the theft of American intellectual property that costs “American creators and producers billions of dollars per year,” and results in “hundreds of thousands of lost jobs annually.”

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