Can I Say "Freedom of Expression"?


Lefty biweekly In These Times features in its Feb. 17 issue a set of articles on the dangers that out-of-control trademark and copyright law can pose to free expression. (Reason's Jesse Walker first discussed this at length quite a while back, in our March 2000 issue.) Writer Kembrew MacLeod in ITT discusses an amusing culture hack: he owns the federally registered trademark for the phrase "freedom of expression."