Carys Craig on Critical Approaches to Copyright Theory

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In this episode, Dr. Carys J. Craig, Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, discusses her article "Critical Copyright Law and the Politics of 'IP'," which will be published in Research Handbook on Critical Legal Theory by Edward Elgar Press. Craig begins by describing the origins and premises of critical legal studies. Then she describes the conventional theories of intellectual property and copyright, and how legal realism and critical legal studies questioned the premises of both. She also discusses the various critical approaches to copyright theory, and the different critiques they offer of both of the prevailing theories of copyright. Craig is on Twitter at @CraigCarys.