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Molly Brady on Property and Projection

Season 1, Ep. 201

In this episode, Maureen E. Brady, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses her article "Property and Projection," which will be published in the Harvard Law Review. Brady notes the increasingly popular practice of projecting unflattering images and information onto physical property, and observes that property owners have had little success with claims against the offenders, because courts have found no physical trespass and only "trivial" economic harm. She argues that property doctrine can and should recognize harms caused by light projections, and explains why property law should be more sensitive to "appropriation" harms. She also discusses potential tensions with the First Amendment, and how we should think about the justification of property law more broadly. Brady is on Twitter at @mollyxbrady.

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