Videos tagged with Jennifer Jenkins

  • This open coursebook is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks—from logos to novels to drug formulæ—and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights. It focuses on the three main forms of US federal intellectual property—trademark, copyright and patent—but many of the ideas discussed here apply far beyond those legal areas and far beyond the law of the United States.

  • What do Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran have in common? They have all been sued for copying melodies from other songs. Professor Jennifer Jenkins will unpack some of the legal complexities involved in such cases, and Damien Riehl will offer an innovative solution. Riehl is the co-founder of "All The Music," a project machine-generating 400 billion melodies with the goal of helping songwriters avoid unjust "you stole my melody" copyright-infringement suits.

  • Leading up to election day for the 2020 presidential campaign, several Duke Law faculty and staff shared the reasons why it's important to them to vote.

    Appearing: Marin Levy, Jamie Lau, Timothy Lovelace, Amanda Lacoff, Michael Tigar, Lawrence Baxter, Jennifer Jenkins, Ryke Longest, and Michael Dockterman of Duke Law.

  • Professors Jamie Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins discuss their newest book, Theft! A History of Music. The graphic novel lays out a 2000-year long history of musical borrowing from Plato to rap, an epic battle between creativity and control.

    Find more information at

    Sponsored by the Dean's Office and the Goodson Law Library.

  • A panel on Blockchain, smart contracts and their implications for the music industry and music copyright law. The panel features Jesse Grushack, founder of Blockchain-based music distribution platform Ujo Music, Nina Kilbride, Head of Legal Engineering at Monax Industries, and Professors Jennifer Jenkins (Law School) and Cam Harvey (Fuqua). The panelists discuss emerging Blockchain technologies and how their implementation in the music industry can solve various industry-wide problems.

    Co-sponsored by the Duke Law & Entrepreneurship Society and the Duke Blockchain Lab.

  • A graphic novel covering 2000 years of musical borrowing and regulation, from Plato to rap, by James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins. Available at

  • Public Domain Day, which falls on January 1st, is intended to be a celebration of copyright expiration, a day when notable works enter the public domain. In 2014, Public Domain Day in Canada saw the writings of Robert Frost, W.E.B. Du Bois, C.S. Lewis, Sylvia Plath, and Aldous Huxley became public works, free for anyone to use and build upon. However, because of copyright extensions passed by the U.S. Congress, no published works entered the U.S. public domain in 2014, and nothing will until 2019.

  • Professor Jennifer Jenkins gives a presentation on current intellectual property issues in fashion law both from a domestic and international perspective. Professor Reichman will provide additional insight and commentary. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society.

    Recorded on March 21, 2011.

    Full title: Just Vogue: International Intellectual Property Issues in Fashion.

    Appearing: Johanna Collins (Duke Law Student), host/introductions ; Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law), speaker ; Jerome Reichman (Duke Law), speaker.

  • Jennifer Jenkins introduces the speakers. James Boyle speaks followed by a response from Jerome Reichman.

    Recorded on March 21, 2009.

    Conference title: No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment (2009)

    Appearing: Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law), host/introductions ; James Boyle (Duke Law), speaker ; Jerome Reichman (Duke Law), speaker.

  • Profs. Jefferson Powell and David Lange each provide responses to the other speakers on the topic of their book. Jennifer Jenkins makes closing comments, and then all the speakers gather on stage to take questions from the audience.

    Recorded on March 21, 2009.

    Conference title: No Law: Intellectual Property in the Image of an Absolute First Amendment (2009)

    Appearing: Jennifer Jenkins (Duke Law), host/introductions and closing commentary ; Jefferson Powell (Duke Law), speaker ; David Lange (Duke Law), speaker.

  • Professor Jennifer Jenkins, Duke University School of Law, discusses "Two Puzzles of Transformative Use" in this presentation from the Center for Study of the Public Domain's "Copyright Limitations and Exceptions: From Access to Research to Transformative Use" workshop. More information at

    Recorded on April 12, 2008

  • In 2004, Duke's Center for the Study of the Public Domain ran an international contest (Framed!! How Law Contructs and Constrains Culture, held in association with the Full frame Documentary Fill Festival) for the best 2 minute movie about the ways that intellectual property affects art-- specifically documentary film or music. We announce and screen the contest winners-- both Judges' Selections and "the People's Choice" from our website poll -- at this special event hosted by Professor James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins.

    Recorded on January 14, 2005.

  • Professor Jennifer Jenkins, Director of the Center for the Study of Public Domain, will discuss the history of musical borrowing and regulation from Plato to hip hop.

    Recorded on: November 17, 2010.

  • This event will bring together local practitioners and Duke faculty to review recent legal developments that take social media into account, including the Supreme Court's 2012 decision in United States v. Antoine Jones.