Copyright and Free Speech: Exploring the Complex Intersection of Law and Expression

  • Snigdha Tadakanti and Pranay Dhakad
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  • Snigdha Tadakanti

    Student at Alliance university, India

  • Pranay Dhakad

    Student at Alliance university, India

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Copyright law and free speech are two fundamental pillars of modern democratic societies but can sometimes come into conflict. Copyright law protects the interests of creators and artists, while free speech enables individuals to express themselves and engage in political discourse. At their core, copyright law seeks to regulate the use and dissemination of creative works, while free speech seeks to protect and facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information. The role of intermediaries, particularly social media platforms, in balancing copyright and free speech is a complex and often contentious issue. While social media platforms have a responsibility to protect the intellectual property rights of content creators, they must also ensure that they do not infringe on the fundamental right to free expression. To balance these competing interests, social media platforms have implemented a range of policies and practices, including automated systems for detecting and removing infringing content, mechanisms for disputing copyright claims, and policies to protect free speech. Ultimately, the balance between copyright and free speech requires careful consideration of both legal and ethical considerations, and the development of policies and practices that respect both of these important principles.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2658 - 2666


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