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.
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.