Ipse Dixit


Ipse Dixit Happy Hour 0: Is More Always More?

Season 1, Ep. 522

In this special series hosted by Jennifer Sturiale, a group of legal scholars discuss a question over drinks. This episode features Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, Gus Hurwitz, Associate Professor of Law at the Nebraska College of Law, and Jacob Victor, Acting Assisting Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law discussing the following question:

Many IP scholars assume that "more is more." They assume that copyright law can constrain speech, so copyright law should also be constrained. And they argue that patent law can constrain innovation, so patent law should also be constrained. But is it always true that more speech and more innovation are better? Is it possible that "less is more" or "less is better"?

This episode is "patient zero" for the new series. Let us know what you think! Email brianlfrye@gmail.com or tweet @brianlfrye.

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