Legal Memorandum: Copyright and Due Process Clause

Issue: Under federal law, for purposes of due process, is a copyright considered a property right?

Area of Law: Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property Law
Keywords: Copyright; Due process; Protectable property interest
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: 710 F.2d 934; 633 F.3d 1297
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 10/01/2014

A copyright is considered a protectable property interest for purposes of the Due Process Clause.  Nat’l Ass’n of Bds. of Pharm. v. Bd. of Regents, 633 F.3d 1297, 1317 (11th Cir. 2011) (citing Roth v. Pritikin, 710 F.2d 934, 939 (2d Cir. 1983)). 


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