Intellectual Property and Liberation

Hosted by the University of St. Thomas Law Journal.

Date & Time:

Monday, April 12, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM


Online / Zoom

Speaker: Professor Kali Murray, Marquette Law School

Respondents: Professor Aman Gebru, Duquesne University; and Professor Cathay Smith, University of Montana

Professor Murray will address the following question: can intellectual property be used to understand constructions of liberty, a conception grounded in the ways in which political projects, like decolonization or civil rights social movements, have looked to rethink political communities? She will discuss the theory of liberation, examine the ways in which IP supports projects of tyranny (dispossession and hate), and discuss how IP can be used with liberatory political projects. Professors Gebru and Smith will join in the discussion about IP regimes and liberation.

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