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Cathay Smith on Political Fair Use

Season 1, Ep. 623

In this episode, Cathay Smith, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Montana Blewett School of Law, discusses her new article Political Fair Use. Professor Smith identifies an emerging tendency among courts to give special weight to political expression in cases involving copyright infringement and fair use, and she argues that this kind of special treatment has led to important departures from traditional fair use analysis and Supreme Court guidance. The article is forthcoming in the William & Mary Law Review and is available on SSRN. Professor Smith is on Twitter at @CathaySmith.

This episode was hosted by Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor in the School of Law and Professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Professor Vishnubhakat is on Twitter at @emptydoors.

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