Discovery / podcast: Season 1
We're All Pirates
Guest: Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law, Northeastern University
While it is generally understood how intellectual property law applies to businesses, entrepreneurs, creatives and the like, IP in fact has played foundational roles in a profusion of landmark cases addressing the country's biggest sociopolitical issues.
On this episode, Jessica Silbey, professor of law at Northeastern University and co-director of the school's Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity, challenges traditional notions of the field, discusses impacts of the digital age, and spotlights key cases that illustrate why IP law is woven through the very fabric of American democracy.