Freedom of Expression is a book about freedom of speech issues with respect to concepts of intellectual property, written by Kembrew McLeod. The paperback edition includes a foreword by Lawrence Lessig. The book was first published in 2005 by Doubleday as Freedom of Expression: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity, and in 2007 by University of Minnesota Press as Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property. The author recounts a history of the usage of counter-cultural artistry, illegal art, and the use of copyrighted works in art as a form of fair use and creative expression. The book encourages the reader to continue such usages, in art and other forms of creative expression.

from the book

In 2003 Fox News sued Al Franken and his publisher, Penguin, for
naming his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair
and Balanced Look at the Right. The veteran satirist, who had publicly
quarreled with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in the months leading
up to the book’s release, used the news channel’s slogan “Fair
and Balanced” in the title. The company claimed this use trespassed
on its intellectual property. By associating Al Franken’s name with
Fair and Balanced, the Fox lawyers argued, it would “blur and tarnish”
the good reputation of the trademark. The suit went on to
state that Franken “appears to be shrill and unstable.” He was also
described in the lawsuit as “increasingly unfunny,” a charge Franken
responded to by saying that he had trademarked “funny” and was
considering a countersuit.

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