The Conflict Between Copyright and Freedom of Speech

Tóm tắt

Copyright, on one hand, promotes freedom of speech, and on the other hand, restricts or hinders free speech. To ensure the harmony and balance between copyright and freedom of speech for the development of a democratic society in which products of creativity are respected, there must be legal mechanisms to address the conflict between copyright and freedom of speech. This Article analyzes the nature and origin of the conflict between copyright and freedom of speech and explores current legal solutions in some countries to resolve this conflict, thus lays out some suggestions for Vietnamese law.

Từ khoá

Copyright, intellectual property right, freedom of speech, freedom of expression.

Tài liệu tham khảo

[1] English Bill of Rights 1689,
[2] Declaration of Human and Civic Rights of 26 August 1789, Article 11,
[3] U.S. Constitution, Amendment I,
[4] Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, Article 5.2,
[5] Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises, 471 U.S. 539 (1985).
[6] Joseph P. Bauer, Copyright and the First Amendment: Comrades, Combatants, or Uneasy Allies?, 67 Washington & Lee Law Review 831 (2010).
[7] Christophe Geiger, Freedom of Artistic Creativity and Copyright Law: A Compatible Combination?, 8 UC Irvine Law Review 413 (2018).
[8] Neil Weinstock Netanel, Copyright’s Paradox, Oxford University Press (2008).
[9] Pamela Samuelson, Copyright and Freedom of Expression in Historical Perspective, 10 Journal of Intellectual Property Law 319 (2003).
[10] Yin Harn Lee, Copyright and Freedom of Expression: A Literature Review, May 2015,
[11] Canada Copyright Act, Article 29.21,
[12] Intellectual Property Office (2013), The Treatment of Parodies under Copyright Law in Seven Jurisdictions: A comparative Review of the Underlying Principles,