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Jessica D. Litman

John F. Nickoll Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1984-1990, 2006-

 

Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers
 

Books

  • Co-author. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 5th ed. J. C. Ginsburg and M. L. Kevlin, co-authors. New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2013.
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  • Co-author. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 4th ed. J. C. Ginsburg and M. L. Kevlin, co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
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  • Digital Copyright. 2nd ed. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2006.
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  • Co-author. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 3rd ed. J. C. Ginsburg and M. L. Kevlin, co-authors. New York: Foundation Press, 2001. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Digital Copyright. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2001. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. 2nd ed. J. C. Ginsburg et al, co-authors. Charlottesville, VA: Michie, 1996. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "The Story of Sony v. Universal Studios: Mary Poppins Meets the Boston Strangler." In Intellectual Property Stories, edited by J. C. Ginsburg and R. C. Dreyfuss, 358-94. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.
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  • "The Breadth of the Anti-Trafficking Provisions and the Moral High Ground." In Adjuncts and Alternatives to Copyright: ALAI Congress, June 13-17, 2001, New York, U.S.A., edited by J. C. Ginsburg and J. M. Besek, 456-65. New York. New York: ALAI-USA, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Electronic Commerce and Free Speech." In The Commodification of Information, edited by N. Elkin-Korin and N. W. Netanel, 23-42. Information Law Series, 11. The Hague, Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2002. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Digital Copyright and Information Policy." In Globalization of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century: Europe, Asia, and the Internet, edited by K. M Hill, E. Fukumoto, T. Takenaka, and D. Van Winkle, 299-309. Center for the Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) Publication Series, no. 4. Seattle, WA: CASRIP, University of Washington School of Law, 1998. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "New Copyright Paradigms." In Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Libraries, Education, and Society, edited by L. N. Gasaway, 63-84. Littleton, CO: F. B. Rothman, 1997. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles

  • "Antibiotic Resistance." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 30, no. 1 (2012): 53-72.
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  • "Readers' Copyright." J. Copyright Soc'y. 58, no. 2 (2011): 325-53.
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  • "The Invention of Common Law Play Right." Berkeley Tech. L. J. 25, no. 3 (2010): 1381-425.
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  • Co-author. "The Copyright Principles Project: Directions for Reform." P. Samuelson et al, co-authors. Berkeley Tech. L. J. 25, no. 3 (2010): 1175-245. (Symposium: Copyright @ 300.)
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  • "Real Copyright Reform." Iowa L. Rev. 96, no. 1 (2010): 1-55.
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  • "The Politics of Intellectual Property." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 27, no. 2 (2009): 313-20.
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  • "The Copyright Revision Act of 2026." Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 13, no. 2 (2009): 249-62.
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  • "Billowing White Goo." Colum. J. L. & Arts 31, no. 4 (2008): 587-601. (Symposium: Fair Use: 'Incredibly Shrinking' or Extraordinarily Expanding?)
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  • "Lawful Personal Use." Tex. L. Rev. 85, no. 7 (2007): 1871-920. (Symposium: Frontiers of Intellectual Property)
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  • "Creative Reading." Law & Contemp. Probs. 70, no. 2 (2007): 175-83.
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  • "War and Peace: The 34th Annual Donald C. Brace Lecture." J. Copyright Soc'y 53, no. 1-2 (2006): 1-21.
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  • "The Economics of Open Access Law Publishing." Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 10, no. 4 (2006): 779-95.
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  • "The Sony Paradox." Case W. Res. L. Rev. 55, no. 4 (2005): 917-61. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Sharing and Stealing." Hastings Comm. & Ent. L. J. 27, no. 1 (2004): 1-50. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Ethical Disobedience." Ethics & Info. Tech. 5, no. 4 (2003): 217-33. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "War Stories." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 20, no. 2 (2002): 337-65. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Privacy and E-Commerce." B. U. J. Sci. & Tech. L. 7, no. 2 (2001): 223-8. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The DNS Wars: Trademarks and the Internet Domain Name System." J. Small & Emerging Bus. L. 4, no. 1 (2000): 149-65. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Information Privacy/Information Property." Stan. L. Rev. 52, no. 5 (2000): 1283-313. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Electronic Commerce and Free Speech." Ethics & Info. Tech. 1, no. 3 (1999): 213-25. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Breakfast with Batman: The Public Interest in the Advertising Age." Yale L. J. 108, no. 7 (1999): 1717-35. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Tales that Article 2B Tells." Berkeley Tech. L. J. 13, no. 3 (1998): 931-43.(Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Reforming Information Law in Copyright's Image." U. Dayton L. Rev. 22, no. 3 (1997): 588-619. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Copyright Noncompliance (or Why We Can't 'Just Say Yes' to Licensing)." N. Y. U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 29, no. 1-2 (1997): 237-54. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Revising Copyright Law for the Information Age." Or. L. Rev. 75 (1996): 19-48. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Copyright Law and Electronic Access to Information." First Monday 1, no. 4 (1996). (This paper is based on a speech given as part of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) President's Program entitled, "Access Denied? Effects of Censorship, Copyright, and the Network Culture on Electronic Access to Information," at the July, 1996 annual American Library Association Conference in New York City. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Introduction to Symposium: The Internet: Law Without Borders in the Information Age. Wayne L. Rev. 43, no. 1 (1996): 95-9. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Exclusive Right to Read." Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 13, no. 1 (1994): 29-54. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Mickey Mouse Emeritus: Character Protection and the Public Domain." U. Miami Ent. & Sports L. Rev. 11, no. 2 (1994): 429-35. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Symposium: Copyright Protection - Has Look and Feel Crashed?" S. G. Braden et al, co-authors. Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 11, no. 3 (1992): 721-63. (Professor Litman's contribution appears on pages 735-41. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Copyright and Information Policy." L. & Contemp. Probs. 55, no. 1 (1992): 185-209. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "After Feist." U. Dayton L. Rev. 17, no. 2 (1992): 607-16. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Copyright as Myth." U. Pitt. L. Rev. 53, no. 1 (1991): 235-49. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Public Domain." Emory L. J. 39 (1990): 965-1023.
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  • "Copyright Legislation and Technological Change." Or. L. Rev. 68 (1989): 275-361.
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  • "American Adherence to the Berne Convention." Chosakuken Kenkyu (Japan) (1989): 1-17.
  • "Performer's Rights and Digital Sampling under U.S. and Japanese Law." Law Quad. Notes 32, no. 2 (1988): 36-43.
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  • "Copyright, Compromise and Legislative History." Cornell L. Rev. 72 (1987): 857-904.
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  • "Amerika Ni Okero Chosakurinsetsuken No Hogo (Protection of performer's rights)." Chosakuken Kenkyu (Japan) (1987): 1-22.
  • "Copyright in the Stage Direction of a Broadway Musical." Art & L. 7, no. 4 (1983): 309-35. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Problem of Functional Features: Trade Dress Infringement Under Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act." Colum. L. Rev. 82, no. 1 (1982): 77-97. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "A Common Law Remedy for Forcible Medication of the Institutionalized Mentally Ill." Colum. L. Rev. 82, no. 8 (1982): 1720-51. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Antibiotic Resistance." In Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook. 2013 ed., 247. Eagan, Minn.: West, 2013. (Originally published under the same title in Cardozo Arts & Ent. L. J. 30, no. 1 (2012): 53-72.)
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  • "Copyright as Myth." In The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights, edited by C. May, vol. 2, 582-96. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2010. (Originally published under same title in U. Pitt. L. Rev. 53, no. 1 (1991): 235-49.)
  • "Sharing and Stealing." Anuario andino de derechos intelectuales 4 (2008): 453-91. (Originally published under the same title in Hastings Comm. & Ent. L. J. 27, no. 1 (2004-2005) 1-50.)
  • "Creative Reading." In Creativity and Originality: Copyright Dilemma, edited by A. Vavili, 121-33. Hyderabad, India: Amicus Books, The Icfai Univ. Press, 2008. (Originally published under the same title in Law & Contemp. Probs. 70, no. 2 (2007): 175-83.)
  • "Choosing Metaphors." In Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age, edited by C. Eisner and M. Vicinus, 13-26. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2008. (Originally published in Digital Copyright. 2nd ed., by Jessica Litman, 77-88. Amherst, N.Y. Prometheus Books, 2006.)
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  • "Sharing and Stealing." In Law and Society Approaches to Cyberspace, edited by P. S. Berman, 421-70. The International Library of Essays in Law and Society. London: Ashgate, 2007. (Originally published under the same title in Hastings Comm. & Ent. L. J. 27, no. 1 (2004-2005): 1-50.)
  • "Breakfast With Batman: The Public Interest in the Advertising Age." In Intellectual Property Rights: Critical Concepts in Law, edited by D. Vaver, Vol. IV, 122-40. New York: Routledge, 2006. (This chapter was originally published under the same title in Yale L. J. 108, no. 7 (1999): 1717-35.)
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  • "Revising Copyright Law for the Information Age." In Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age, edited by A. Thierer and W. Crews, 125-45. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2002. (Originally published under the same title in Or. L. Rev. 75 (1996): 19-48. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Public Domain." In A Copyright Anthology: The Technology Frontier, edited by R. H. Chused, 2-19. Cincinnati: Anderson Pub. Co., 1998. (Originally published under the same title in Emory L. J. 39 (1990): 965-1023. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Revising Copyright Law for the Information Age." In A Copyright Anthology: The Technology Frontier, edited by R. H. Chused, 226-38. Cincinnati: Anderson Pub. Co., 1998. (Originally published under the same title in Or. L. Rev. 75 (1996): 19-48. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Copyright Legislation and Technological Change." In A Copyright Anthology: The Technology Frontier, edited by R. H. Chused, 59-81. Cincinnati: Anderson Pub. Co., 1998. (Originally published under the same title in Or. L. Rev. 68 (1989): 275-361. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Revising Copyright Law for the Information Age." In The Internet and Telecommunications Policy: Selected Papers from the 1995 Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, edited by G. W. Brock and G. L. Rosston, 271-96. Telecommunications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996. (Originally published under the same title in Or. L. Rev. 75 (1996). Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Copyright Legislation and Technological Change." Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 23 (1991): 423-509. (Originally published under the same title in Or. L. Rev. 68 (1989): 275-361. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Copyright, Compromise and Legislative History." Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 21 (1989): 397-444. (Originally published under the same title in Cornell L. Rev. 72 (1987): 857-904.)


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