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

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

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

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

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

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

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Copyright Law, David Goldberg and Jane C. Ginsburg

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Copyright's Communications Policy, Tim Wu

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

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

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

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

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

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Extraterritoriality and Multiterritorality in Copyright Infringement, Jane C. Ginsburg

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

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

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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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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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Is the First Amendment Obsolete?, Tim Wu

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

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

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On Copyright's Authorship Policy, Tim Wu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tolerated Use, Tim Wu

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When Code Isn't Law, Tim Wu

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

Essays

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Application-Centered Internet Analysis, Tim Wu

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

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Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Decentralized Decisions, Tim Wu

Working Papers

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A Brief History of American Telecommunications Regulation, Tim Wu

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Antitrust via Rulemaking: Competition Catalysts, Tim Wu

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Application-Centered Internet Analysis, Tim Wu

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

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A Tale of Two Platforms, Tim Wu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Intellectual Property Experimentalism By Way of Competition Law, Tim Wu

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

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Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Decentralized Decisions, Tim Wu

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

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Is Internet Exceptionalism Dead?, Tim Wu

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Keeping the Internet Neutral?: Tim Wu and Christopher Yoo Debate, Tim Wu and Christopher S. Yoo

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

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

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Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination, Tim Wu

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

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

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On Copyright’s Communications Policy, Tim Wu

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On the Future of Internet Governance, Tim Wu, Esther Dyson, A. Michael Froomkin, and David A. Gross

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Overview of Copyright Law, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Parallel Exclusion, C. Scott Hemphill and Tim Wu

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

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

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

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"Section 5 and 'Unfair Methods of Competition': Protecting Competition or Increasing Uncertainty?", Tim Wu

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

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

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

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

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The Copyright Paradox, Tim Wu

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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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The International Privacy Regime, Tim Wu

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

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

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

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"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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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

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The World Trade Law of Internet Filtering, Tim Wu

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

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

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

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

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When Code Isn't Law, Tim Wu