Videos tagged with James Boyle

  • A celebration held on February 20, 2023 at Duke Law School for Professor H. Jefferson Powell's recent book, The Practice of American Constitutional Law (e-book available at

  • Please join us as Barton Beebe, the John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at New York University, delivers the 2022 David L. Lange Lecture on Intellectual Property. Professor Beebe is a co-director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU and the author of Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook, a free digital trademark law textbook now in use in 70 law schools around the world.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Dean.

    Recorded on March 31, 2022.

  • Join Professor Matthew Adler, Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, for a discussion of his recent book, Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction. This title provides an overview of the social welfare function (SWF) framework and a demonstration of how it can be used as a powerful tool for evaluating governmental policies. James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, will provide introductory remarks.

    Co-sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law, discussed his book "Governing Digitally Integrated Genetic Resources, Data, and Literature: Global Intellectual Property Strategies for a Redesigned Microbial Research Commons." (Cambridge 2016). James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law, provided introductory remarks.

    Sponsored by the Goodson Law Library and Office of the Dean.

  • Jonathan L. Zittrain, the George Bemis Professor of International Law and Director of the Law Library at Harvard Law School, delivers the annual David L. Lange Lecture in Intellectual Property Law (formerly named the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property Law).

    His lecture was titled, "What Yesterday's Copyright Wars Teach Us About Today's Issues in AI."

  • 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.

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

  • In honor of Banned Books Week, this event features Duke Law Professors Jennifer Behrens, James Boyle, James Cox, Anne Gordon, Thomas Metzloff, and Jedediah Purdy reading from their favorite books that have been banned or censored

    Sponsored by the Duke Law ACLU.

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

  • Do intellectual property issues fall along party lines? The Federalist Society presents a discussion featuring Duke Law Professor James Boyle and Alden F. Abbott, Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation and former Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry.

    Sponsored by the Federalist Society.

  • Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira S. Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, delivers the Annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property, entitled "The Americanization of Global Copyright Norms." A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Goldstein is the author of an influential four-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, as well as leading casebooks on intellectual property and international intellectual property.

  • Copyright expert and scholar David Nimmer discussed current developments in U.S. copyright law and how they push us in unanticipated directions when he delivered the annual Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property. Among other matters, he explored the potential for recent Supreme Court decisions to upset a large body of jurisprudence, and whether "The Cloud" might push the law in the opposite direction.

  • Join author/activist Rebecca MacKinnon and Professor James Boyle, for an exciting discussion about the expanding struggle for control over the Internet and the implications for civil liberties, privacy and democracy both in the U.S. and worldwide. MacKinnon is the author of the new book, Consent of the Networked: The World Wide Struggle for Internet Freedom. Previously CNN Bureau Chief in Beijing and Tokyo, she is the co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices, an expert on Chinese Internet censorship, and presented at TEDGlobal 2011.

  • 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.

  • Professor James Boyle describes the history of a single song - protesting the government's inept response after Hurricane Katrina - and its century-old lineage in the work of Kanye West, Ray Charles, and others. Each borrowed from others, yet they borrowed in different ways, with different legal rules, in different musical cultures. At the end, we can sense how future music may be shaped and what our musical culture may give up in the process. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

    Recorded on: Nov. 24, 2008

  • A Duke Law School faculty panel discusses intellectual property in the 21st Century. In celebration of the 2008 dedication of the renovated Law School building.

    Recorded on November 03, 2008.

    Panel titled: Intellectual Property in the 21st Century.

    Appearing: Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, moderator ; James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law; David L. Lange, Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law; and Jerome H. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law, panelists.

  • Summary: The panel discussion will examine what the future holds for the digital music market in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision this summer in MGM Studios v. Grokster.

    Recorded on October 27, 2005.

    Appearing: Speakers: Professors James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, Tom Sydnor, Whitney Broussard.

  • Professor Fisk will present her work examining the rise of corporate ownership of intellectual property in the nineteenth century. This work is based on extensive research into nineteenth century law as well as the practices of several large and small firms, including Dupont, Rand-McNally, and law book publishers, that employed people who created patented and copyrighted works. It argues that the rise of corporate intellectual property necessitates development of an alternative non-property regime to acknowledge and reward innovation by employees.

  • 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.

  • Documentary films are records of our culture. But our culture is full of legally protected objects - songs, films, signs, even logos or buildings. Sometimes filmmakers need to use pre-existing copyrighted material to tell a story. Sometimes they accidentally capture copyrighted work in their documentary footage. However,in order to distribute their documentaries, filmmakers must often clear the rights to every protected fragment of film or song - whether it is a focal point of the scene or merely an incidental or fleeting detail.

  • Recorded on November 10, 2003.

    Information Ecology Lecture Series.

    Appearing: Introduction by Professor James Boyle ; Speaker: Marc Rotenberg.

  • The Information Ecology Lecture series presents Professor James Boyle.

    Recorded on September 19, 2003.

    Information Ecology Lecture Series.

  • Panel discussion on access to research and data resources, the scientific commons, and related issues related to economic development. Includes the following short lectures: Robert Evenson, "The Future of Public Agricultural Research in the World Economy" ; Richard Nelson, "Patents and the Scientific Commons" ; Ruth Okediji, "The Impact of the TRIPS Agreement on Educational and Cultural Aspects of Economic Development" ; and Paul Uhlir, "Preserving Access to Public Data Resources for Science and Development."

    Recorded on April 05, 2003.

  • Conversation about intellectual property issues focusing on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the the sharing of content on the Internet.

    Recorded on March 28, 2003.

    Full title: Private Censorship & Perfect Choice the Future of the Internet?: A Conversation With James Boyle & Adrienne Davis.

    Appearing: Robert Lilas and Dean Katherine Bartlett, introductions ; James Boyle and Adrienne Davis, speakers.

  • Commercialization of Human Genomics. Panel 1, Political Philosophy and Economy of Intellectual Property

    Recorded on September 27, 2002.

    Appearing: Katherine Bartlett (Duke University School of Law), conference introduction; Lauren Dame (Duke University School of Law), panel introduction; Noah Pickus (Institute for Emerging Issues, NCSU), moderator; Alex Rosenberg (Duke University), Max N. Wallace (Cogent Neuroscience, Inc., NC), James Boyle (Duke University School of Law), panelists.

  • Musicians on this panel will demonstrate the digital manipulation of preexisting recordings and MIDI files and discuss the impact of digital technology on music production and music theory. An experienced music attorney will discuss the legal consequences of the particular practices demonstrated by the musicians, as well as the law's overall responses to digital music.

    Recorded on March 30, 2002.

    Panel titled: The Technology.

    Conference title: Music and Theft: Technology, Sampling, and the Law 2002.