The Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts was established to contribute to a broader understanding of the legal aspects of creative works of authorship, including their dissemination and use. The center has encouraged the development of instruction at the Law School in topics such as intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, the regulation of electronic media, and problems arising from new communications technologies.

In addition to basic courses covering various aspects of intellectual property, there are special seminars in intellectual property contracts, law and the music industry, law and the visual arts, law and the theatre, computer law, sports law, and international aspects of intellectual property, as well as an Externship in Law and the Arts. The center also works with other divisions of the University, such as the School of the Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism, in seminars on topics in areas of mutual interest.

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Publications from 2018

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Article: Is the First Amendment Obsolete?, Tim Wu

Publications from 2017

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Article: Strategic Law Avoidance Using the Internet: A Short History, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Antitrust via Rulemaking: Competition Catalysts, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Extended Collective Licenses in International Treaty Perspective: Issues and Statutory Implementation, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Intellectual Property As Seen by Barbie and Mickey: The Reciprocal Relationship of Copyright and Trademark Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The 1593 Antonio Tempesta Map of Rome, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The Court of Justice of the European Union Creates an EU Law of Liability for Facilitation of Copyright Infringement: Observations on Brein v. Filmspeler [C-527/15] (2017) and Brein v. Ziggo [C-610/15] (2017), Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The Whole is More Public Domain than the Parts?: US Copyright Protection for Works of Applied Art Under Star Athletica's Imagination Test, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2016

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Article: "Courts Have Twisted Themselves into Knots": US Copyright Protection for Applied Art, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: The Most Moral of Rights: The Right to be Recognized as the Author of One's Work, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Essay: Berne-Forbidden Formalities and Mass Digitization, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Berne-Forbidden Formalities and Mass Digitization, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Intellectual Property in News? Why Not?, Sam Ricketson and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Overview of Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2015

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Article: Is Music the Next eBooks? An Antitrust Analysis of Apple's Conduct in the Music Industry, Alexa Klebanow and Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Does Google Content Degrade Google Search? Experimental Evidence, Michael Luca, Tim Wu, Sebastian Couvidat, and Daniel Frank

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Working Paper: Licensing Commercial Value: From Copyright to Trademarks and Back, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Private International Law Aspects of Authors' Contracts: The Dutch and French Examples, Jane C. Ginsburg and Pierre Sirinelli

Publications from 2014

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Article: Fair Use for Free, or Permitted-but-Paid?, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: Sender Side Transmission Rules for the Internet, Tejas N. Narechania and Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Asking the Right Questions in Copyright Cases: Lessons from Aereo and its International Brethren, Rebecca Giblin and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Fair Use for Free, or Permitted-but-Paid?, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Intellectual Property Experimentalism By Way of Competition Law, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Letter from the U.S.: Exclusive Rights, Exceptions, and Uncertain Compliance with International Norms – Part II (Fair Use), Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Letter from the U.S.: Exclusive Rights, Exceptions, and Uncertain Compliance with International Norms – Part I (Making Available Right), Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: On Aereo and "Avoision", Rebecca Giblin and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: We Need to Talk About Aereo: Copyright-Avoiding Business Models, Cloud Storage and a Principled Reading of the "Transmit" Clause, Rebecca Giblin and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: We (Still) Need to Talk About Aereo: New Controversies and Unresolved Questions After the Supreme Court's Decision, Rebecca Giblin and Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2013

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Article: Copyright 1992-2012: The Most Significant Development, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: ‘All the World's Knowledge’ and Universal Authors’ Rights, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: Proto-Property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: The Legal Landscape: Session 1, Laura Gasaway, Jane C. Ginsburg, Maria Pallante, Shira Perlmutter, and Richard Rudick

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Article: "With Untired Spirits and Formal Constancy": Berne Compatibility of Formal Declaratory Measures to Enhance Copyright Title-Searching, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Comments on ALRC Discussion Paper 79, Copyright and the Digital Economy, June M. Besek, Jane C. Ginsburg, and Philippa Loengard

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Working Paper: Exceptional Authorship: The Role of Copyright Exceptions in Promoting Creativity, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: "With Untired Spirits and Formal Constancy": Berne-Compatibility of Formal Declaratory Measures to Enhance Title-Searching, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2012

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Article: Duration of Copyright in Audiovisual Works under US Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Moral Rights in the US: Still in Need of a Guardian Ad Litem, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Parallel Exclusion, C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Speaking of Moral Rights, A Conversation, Jane C. Ginsburg and Eva E. Subotnik

Publications from 2011

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Article: Copyright in the Digital Environment: Restoring the Balance, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: European Copyright Code – Back to First Principles (with Some Additional Detail), Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Is Internet Exceptionalism Dead?, Tim Wu

Publications from 2010

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Article: The U.S. Experience with Copyright Formalities: A Love/Hate Relationship, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: "The Sole Right ... Shall Return to the Authors": Anglo-American Authors' Reversion Rights from the Statute of Anne to Contemporary U.S. Copyright, Lionel Bently and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: User-Generated Content Sites and Section 512 of the US Copyright Act, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2009

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Article: Subsidizing Creativity Through Network Design: Zero Pricing and Net Neutrality, Robin S. Lee and Tim Wu

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Article: The Author's Place in the Future of Copyright, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Contracts, Orphan Works, and Copyright Norms: What Role for Berne and TRIPs?, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2008

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Article: Separating the Sony Sheep from the Grokster Goats: Reckoning the Future Business Plans of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepeneurs, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: Tolerated Use, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Homes with Tails: What if You Could Own Your Internet Connection?, Tim Wu and Derek Slater

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Working Paper: Recent Developments in US Copyright Law – Part II, Caselaw: Exclusive Rights on the Ebb?, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Recent Developments in US Copyright Law: Part I – "Orphan" Works, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Separating the Sony Sheep from the Grokster Goats: Reckoning the Future Business Plans of Copyright-Dependent Technology Entrepreneurs, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2007

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Article: China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman and Tim Wu

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Article: On Copyright's Authorship Policy, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: A Brief History of American Telecommunications Regulation, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: A Tale of Two Platforms, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: China's Network Justice, Benjamin L. Liebman and Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Of Mutant Copyrights, Mangled Trademarks, and Barbie's Beneficence: The Influence of Copyright on Trademark Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The Pros and Cons of Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection: Technological Protection Measures and Section 1201 of the Us Copyright Act, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2006

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Article: The World Trade Law of Censorship and Internet Filtering, Tim Wu

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Essay: Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Decentralized Decisions, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Inducers and Authorisers: A Comparison of the US Supreme Court's Grokster Decision and the Australian Federal Court's KaZaa Ruling, Jane C. Ginsburg and Sam Ricketson

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Working Paper: The World Trade Law of Internet Filtering, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: 'Une Chose Publique'? The Author's Domain and the Public Domain in Early British, French and US Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2005

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Article: Legal Protection of Technological Measures Protecting Works of Authorship: International Obligations and the US Experience, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Essay – The Author's Name as a Trademark: A Perverse Perspective on the Moral Right of «Paternity»?, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Decentralized Decisions, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: The Copyright Paradox, Tim Wu

Publications from 2004

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Article: Copyright's Communications Policy, Tim Wu

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Article: The Right to Claim Authorship in U.S. Copyright and Trademarks Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The International Privacy Regime, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: The (New?) Right of Making Available to the Public, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: The Right to Claim Authorship in U.S. Copyright and Trademarks Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2003

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Article: The Concept of Authorship in Comparative Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: When Code Isn't Law, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: On Copyright’s Communications Policy, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: The Concept of Authorship in Comparative Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: When Code Isn't Law, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: When Code Isn't Law, Tim Wu

Publications from 2001

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Article: Copyright and Control Over New Technologies of Dissemination, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: Toward Supranational Copyright Law? The WTO Panel Decision and the "Three-Step Test" for Copyright Exceptions, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 2000

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Working Paper: From Having Copies to Experiencing Works: The Development of an Access Right in U.S. Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Working Paper: International Copyright: From a "Bundle" of National Copyright Laws to a Supranational Code?, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1999

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Essay: Application-Centered Internet Analysis, Tim Wu

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Working Paper: Application-Centered Internet Analysis, Tim Wu

Publications from 1998

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Article: Authors as "Licensors" of "Informational Rights" Under U.C.C. Article 2B, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1997

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Article: Cyberspace Sovereignty? – The Internet and the International System, Tim Wu

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Article: Extraterritoriality and Multiterritorality in Copyright Infringement, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1995

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Article: Putting Cars on the "Information Superhighway": Authors, Exploiters, and Copyright in Cyberspace, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1994

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Article: Four Reasons and a Paradox: The Manifest Superiority of Copyright over Sui Generis Protection of Computer Software, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1993

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Article: Copyright Without Walls?: Speculations on Literary Property in the Library of the Future, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1992

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Article: No "Sweat"? Copyright and Other Protection of Works of Information after Feist v. Rural Telephone, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1990

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Article: A Tale of Two Copyrights: Literary Property in Revolutionary France and America, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Article: Creation and Commercial Value: Copyright Protection of Works of Information, Jane C. Ginsburg

Publications from 1984

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Article: Copyright Law, David Goldberg and Jane C. Ginsburg