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It is sometimes observed that questions of "justice in acquisition" do not much arise any more. However, judges face those questions on a daily basis in courtrooms adjudicating copyright and patent matters. In United States copyright law, for example, an intriguing dilemma regarding derivative works has developed that raises what appears to be a new issue regarding John Locke's sufficiency proviso.


This is a draft for a Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law Guest Lecture given at the University of Cambridge on March 8, 2010 that was ultimately titled "Derivative Rights in the US: Turning Locke's Proviso Upside Down."



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