I am a Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and
Intellectual Property at the American University, Washington College of Law. I also serve
on the Board of Directors of Creative Commons, Inc. My research focuses on intellectual
property law and Internet-related topics. 

Articles

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Workshop on Research and Resource Commons in Scientific Research: Final Report, PIJIP Research Paper Series (2012)

In November of 2011, the Washington College of Law at American University convened and hosted...

 

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Copyright's Creative Hierarchy in the Performing Arts, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (2012)

Copyright law grants authors certain rights of creative control over their works. This Article argues...

 

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Why Full Open Access Matters, PLoS Biology (2011)

This Perspective argues that when authors or funders pay the full cost of publishing a...

 
The Role of Copyright Law in Academic Journal Publishing, Contributions to Books (2010)

This comment responds to Professors Bergstrom and Rubinfeld’s chapter, Alternative Economic Designs for Academic Publishing....

 

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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Framework for Tailoring Intellectual Property Rights, Ohio State Law Journal (2009)

The United States and its trading partners have adopted cultural and innovation policies under which...

 

Contributions to Books

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Creative Commons as Conversational Copyright, Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age (2006)

Copyright law's default settings inhibit sharing and adaptation of creative works even though new digital...

 

Other

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Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls (Live Webcast) (with Matt Cooper, Maricel Kann, Carlos Rossel, and Neil Thakur), Scholarship Unlocked: The Future of Open Access (2012)

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank...

 

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Perspectives on Open Access: Practice, Progress and Pitfalls (Webinar) (with Matt Cooper, Maricel Kann, Carlos Rossel, and Neil Thakur), Open Access Week (2012)

SPARC (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and the World Bank are pleased to...

 

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Copyrightable Subject Matter, Infringement and Remedies (with Tomas Gomez-Arostegui, Howard Abrams, Jessica Litman, and Pamela Samuelson), High Tech Law Institute Events (2009)

This panel will discuss the expansion of copyrightable subject matter to include new media such...

 

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Complying With The National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy: Copyright Considerations and Options (2008)

This White Paper is written primarily for policymaking staff in universities and other institutional recipients...