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Question Description

From the scenarios below and explain the best solution. Include comments related to any ethical issues that arise. You should try to locate at least one scholarly source or one case that has been decided or is currently pending to support your answer.

Scenario I—Intellectual Property

Professor Klug teaches tort law for Las Vegas School of Law, a for-profit law school. Several times during the semester, the professor made copies of various articles and distributed them to his students. Unbeknownst to Klug, the daughter of one of the article's authors was a student in his class. The daughter told her father about Klug's copying, which took place without the father's or publisher's permission. The father sues Klug for copyright infringement. Klug claims protection under the fair use doctrine.

  • Provide arguments for each party. Determine which party will win. Provide support for the arguments and the final answer with real cases or scholarly articles.

Scenario II—Antitrust

In October 2015, Walgreens, the largest drugstore chain in the U.S., announced plans to purchase Rite Aid, another leading drugstore chain. The purchase will face close scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for potential violation of antitrust laws.

  • Present arguments in favor of the purchase and for those who oppose it based on antitrust laws.
    600 words

Tutor Answer

School: University of Maryland


Intellectual Property and Antitrust
Thesis statement: Infringement of copyright is a very serious offence in the United States and
so is the violation of antitrust laws. The following paper is a discussion on copyright and
antitrust and presents the following arguments: i.

The father’s arguments for suing the professor for copyright infringement.


The professor’s arguments and how is protected by the law of fair use.


Reasons in favor of the acquisition between Walgreens and Rite Aid


How the acquisition violates antitrust laws




Intellectual Property and Antitrust
Institution Affiliation


a) Intellectual Property
In the case presented, the father’s arguments should be based on the copyright. According
to Title 17 of the United States Code, any person who owns a copyrighted work has the right to
limit the use of their work, and in this case, the father has the right to do so. It is only the owner
who has the absolute right to distribute and reproduce the work, as well as to make performances
regarding th...

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