Professor Jack Lerner discusses the legal use of intellectual property against creators

Karen Conti

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In recognition of Black Music Month, professor Jack Lerner, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic at the University of California, is with WGN Radio’s Karen Conti to discuss prosecutors using defendants’ rap music to gain convictions and whether it is legal to do so.

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