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dc.contributor.advisorMartinez, Gilbert D.
dc.contributor.authorBishop, Trista
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T19:57:54Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T19:57:54Z
dc.date.issued2012-05-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4154
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2012.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to investigate the competing values of intellectual property rights identified by Title 17 of the United States Code and the freedom of speech by evaluating the constitutionality of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Through the lens of historical precedent and the arguments made by important figures in the SOPA debate, the thesis explores the bill and finds that it may violate the Constitution and be inconsistent with current law. A balanced solution to the conflict is proposed by severing the unconstitutional provisions in SOPA so that the bill no longer affects free speech but still meets its intended purpose of addressing online piracy.en_US
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dc.format.extent54 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectFirst amendment
dc.subjectFree speech
dc.subjectCopyright
dc.subjectLaw
dc.subjectYouTube
dc.subjectSopa
dc.subjectLessig, Lawrence
dc.subjectTribe, Lawrence
dc.subjectAbrams, Floyd
dc.subjectIntellectual propertyen_US
dc.titleCompeting Values: An Evaluation of SOPA's Impact on Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speechen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism and Mass Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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