Eric Goldman

Professor of Law and Co-director of the High Tech Law Institute

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Eric Goldman is a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, where he is also Director of the school’s High Tech Law Institute. His research and teaching focuses on Internet law, intellectual property and marketing law.

Before becoming a full-time law professor, Eric practiced law in the Silicon Valley for 8 years, first as a technology transactions attorney at Cooley Godward LLP and then as General Counsel of Epinions.com, an Internet start-up company. Prior to Santa Clara, he was an Assistant Professor at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley Law School and the University of San Francisco Law School.

He blogs on Internet law matters at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog and the Tertium Quid Blog at Forbes.

Education

J.D./M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Specialization

Internet Law, Intellectual Property, Marketing

Bibliography

Books

Internet Law: Cases and Materials. [s.n.] (2013) (Electronic casebook) | Link to Full Text

Advertising and Marketing Law: Cases and Materials with Tushnet. Scribd (2012) (Electronic casebook) | Link to Library Catalog | Link to Full Text

Chapters

The Regulation of Reputational Information in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet. Szoka and Marcus, editors. TechFreedom (2010) | Link to Library Catalog

The Third Wave of Internet Exceptionalism in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet. Szoka and Marcus, editors. TechFreedom (2010) | Link to Library Catalog

Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet. Szoka and Marcus, editors. TechFreedom (2010) | Link to Library Catalog

Online Word of Mouth and Its Implications for Trademark Law in Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research. Dinwoodie and Janis, editors. Edward Elgar Press (2008) | Link to Library Catalog

Data Mining and Attention Consumption in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation. Strandburg and Raicu, editors. Springer (2005) | Link to Library Catalog

Articles

The Irony of Privacy Class Action Litigation, 12 Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law 309-319 (2012 [forthcoming 2014])

Online User Account Termination and 47 U.S.C. §230(c)(2), 2 UC Irvine Law Review 659-673 (2012) | Link to Digital Commons

Revisiting Search Engine Bias, (Contemporary Issues in Cyberlaw), 38 William Mitchell Law Review 96-110 (2011) | Link to Digital Commons

Unregulating Online Harassment, 87 Denver University Law Review Online 59-61 (2010) | Link to Full Text

Wikipedia's Labor Squeeze and Its Consequences, 8 Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law 157-183 (2010) | Link to Digital Commons

Brand Spillovers, 22 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 381-419 (2009) | Link to Digital Commons

Teaching Cyberlaw, 52 Saint Louis University Law Journal 749-763 (2008) | Link to Digital Commons

Integrating Contract Drafting Skills and Doctrine, 12 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 209-214 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons

Stealth Risks of Regulating Stealth Marketing: A Comment on Ellen Goodman's "Stealth Marketing and Editorial Integrity", 85 Texas Law Review 11-15 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons

A Coasean Analysis of Marketing, 2006 Wisconsin Law Review 1151-1221 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons

Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism, 8 Yale Journal of Law and Technology 188-200 (2006) | Link to Digital Commons

Co-Blogging Law, 84 Washington University Law Review 1169-1186 (2006) (Edited version published as No Safety in Numbers, Blogger and Podcaster Magazine 20 (Aug. 2007)) | Link to Digital Commons

Speech Showdowns at the Virtual Corral, 21 Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 845-854 (2005) | Link to Digital Commons

Deregulating Relevancy in Internet Trademark Law, 54 Emory Law Journal 507-596 (2005) | Link to Digital Commons

Law of Warez Trading, 8 Journal of Internet Law 3-11 (January 2005) | Link to Full Text

Warez Trading and Criminal Copyright Infringement, 51 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 395-435 (2004) | Link to Digital Commons

Where's the Beef? Dissecting Spam's Purported Harms, (Symposium: The Regulation of Spam and E-mail Marketing), 22 John Marshall Journal of Computer and Information Law 13-27 (2003) | Link to Digital Commons

A Road to No Warez: The No Electronic Theft Act and Criminal Copyright Infringement, 82 Oregon Law Review 369-432 (2003) | Link to Digital Commons

Doing Internet Co-Branding Agreements, (Twelfth Annual Computer Law Symposium: Business and Legal Challenges Facing Electronic Commerce: Symposium Presentations), 22 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT) 221-239 (2000) | Link to Digital Commons

Understanding Internet Co-Branding Deals, 16 Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 65-82 (1999) | Link to Digital Commons

The Intellectual Property Renaissance in Cyberspace: Why Copyright Law Could be Unimportant on the Internet, 12 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 15-51 (1997) | Link to Digital Commons

Cyberspace, the Free Market, and the Free Marketplace of Ideas: Recognizing Legal Differences in Computer Bulletin Board Functions, 16 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 87-150 (1993) | Link to Digital Commons

Other Articles

Congratulations! Now What?, ___ Inside Higher Ed ___ (May 31, 2013) (Article posted on Santa Clara Law Digital Commons with the title: Top 10 Tips for a Newly Tenured Professor. Web exclusive) | Link to Digital Commons | Link to Full Text

The Problems with Software Patents (Part 1 of 3), 19 Santa Clara Law 36-37 (Spring 2013) (This article first appeared on Forbes.com. Visit law.scu.edu/sclaw for a link to parts 2 and 3 of Goldman's essay.) | Link to Full Text

After Words: The Third Wave of Internet Exceptionalism, 50 Santa Clara Magazine 48 (Winter 2008) | Link to Full Text

Blogs and Scholars: The Impact of Legal Blogging on the Bench and Bar, with et al., 30 National Law Journal 22-24 (October 8, 2007)

The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading, 23 Social Science Computer Review 24-28 (2005) | Link to Digital Commons

"No Electronic Theft Act" Proves a Partial Success, with Gladstone, 25 National Law Journal B9 (March 17, 2003)

The Internet Privacy Fallacy, (Editorial), 20 Computer and Internet Lawyer 20 (January 2003)

Let Market Regulate, Not State: Online Privacy Acts Speak Louder than Survey Results Do, 115 Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (November 13, 2002)

The Privacy Hoax, 179 Forbes 42 (October 14, 2002) | Link to Full Text

Do Internet Companies Overuse Nondisclosure Agreements?, 18 Computer and Internet Lawyer 18-19 (October 2001) | Link to Full Text

Play and Fold: Write Online Gambling Regulations Clearly and Precisely, or Not at All, 112 Los Angeles Daily Journal 6 (February 11, 1999)

Computer Bulletin Board Technology: Sysop Control and Liability in a Decentralized Information Economy, 1993 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society Conference Proceedings 191-195 (1993) | Link to Full Text