Nov 1: First Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

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Christopher Sprigman


University of Virginia Law School
Author: The Knockoff Economy 
November 1, 2012 | Room 603
5:30 Welcoming Reception | 6:15 Lecture
Dinner reception to follow

Conventional wisdom holds that copying kills creativity, and that laws that protect against copies are essential to innovation--and economic success. But are copyrights and patents always necessary? In The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman provocatively argue that creativity can not only survive in the face of copying, but can thrive.

About the Peter Jaszi Lecture Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

PIJIP’s Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition of the extraordinary contributions of Professor Peter Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at WCL and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest as the paramount concern of the law. PIJIP accepts contributions to support the Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture.

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