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Litman, Jessica

John F. Nickoll Professor of Law

432 Hutchins Hall
734.615.0594
E-mail jdlitman@umich.edu
Jessica Litman, the John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, is the author of Digital Copyright and the coauthor, with Jane Ginsburg and Mary Lou Kevlin, of the casebook Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. Before rejoining the Michigan faculty in 2006, Professor Litman was a professor of law at Wayne State University in Detroit, a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and at American University Washington College of Law, as well as a professor at Michigan Law from 1984 to 1990. In addition, she has taught copyright law at the University of Tokyo as part of the Law Faculty Exchange Program. Professor Litman is a past trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Intellectual Property, and a past member of the Future of Music Coalition's advisory council and the advisory board for Public Knowledge. She is an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement of Copyright, a director of the American Trademark Law Society, and a member of the advisory board of Cyberspace Law Abstracts. She graduated from Reed College, earned an MFA at Southern Methodist University, and holds a JD from Columbia Law School.

Recent Publications

More Publications...


Digital Copyright. Revised ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2017.
WWW

"Fetishizing Copies." In Copyright in An Age of Limitations and Exceptions, edited by R. Okediji, 107-31. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Full Text: SSRN

Co-author. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 6th ed. J. C. Ginsberg and M. L. Kevlin, co-authors. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017.

"What Notice Did." B. U. L. Rev. 96, no. 3 (2016): 717-44.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | WWW | SSRN

"Silent Similarity." Chi. -Kent J. Intell. Prop. L. 14, no. 1 (2015): 11-47.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | HEIN (UMich Users) | HEIN |Lexis | Westlaw | SSRN | WWW

"Campbell at 21/Sony at 31." Wash. L. Rev. 90, no. 2 (2015): 651-84.
Full Text: MLaw Repository | SSRN | HEIN (UMich users) | HEIN | WWW
Professor

Activities

Spoke on "Beyond Transformative Use—Other Fair and Permitted Uses" at the Fair Use in the Digital Age: The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose's "Transformative Use Test" conference, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, April 2015.

Selected as an adviser on the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law, Copyright project, February 2015.​​