Chapter 15 -- State Law Theories of Protection and Their Limits

This chapter focuses on the relationship between the Copyright Act and various state laws, which are sometimes preempted and sometimes not. This chapter contains the following decisions, listed in the order they are presented in the text. Click on any case name to see background information as well as the full court opinion.

Part A -- Federal Intellectual Property Preemption: An Overview
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Part B -- Express Preemption Under the 1976 Act: An Overview
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Part C -- More Difficult Preemption Problems
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Supplemental Material For This Chapter
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Cases Deleted From Previous Editions
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