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J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
A.B., Kenyon College
Assistant Professor Perzanowski teaches in the areas of copyright, trademark and telecommunications law. His research examines the influence of law and technology on the creation and exchange of information.
Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty, he served as the Microsoft Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He previously taught Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property Law for the Information Industries at the UC Berkeley School of Information. He practiced law at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco.
"Copyright Exhaustion and the Personal Use Dilemma," 96 Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2012) (with Jason Schultz).
"Digital Exhaustion," 58 UCLA Law Review 889 (2011) (with Jason Schultz).
"Fixing RAM Copies," 104 Northwestern University Law Review 1067 (2010).
"Unbranding, Confusion & Deception," 24 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 1 (2010).
"In Defense of Intellectual Property Anxiety," 94 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 85 (2010).
"Rethinking Anticircumvention's Interoperability Policy," 42 UC Davis Law Review (2009).
"The Penumbral Public Domain: Constitutional Limits on Quasi-Copyright Legislation," 10 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 1081 (2008).
"The Magnificence of the Disaster: Reconstructing the Sony BMG Rootkit Incident," 22 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1157 (with Deirdre Mulligan) (2007).
"Evolving Standards & the Future of the DMCA Anticircumvention Rulemaking," 10 Journal of Internet Law 1 (2007).
"Relative Access to Corrective Speech: A New Test for Requiring Actual Malice," 94 Calif. L. Rev. 833 (2006).
"User Choices and Regret: Understanding Users' Decision Process About Consensually Acquired Spyware, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society," 2 ISJLP 283 (with Nathaniel Good, et al.) (2006).
- August 12, 2010
Aaron Perzanowski presented a paper, "Digital Exhaustion," at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
- August 1, 2010
Aaron Perzanowski presented a paper, "Unbranding, Confusion and Deception," forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, at the University of Michigan Law School's Intellectual Property Workshop Series in March 2010.
- Aaron Perzanowski talked with mid-morning anchor Ernie Brown on America's Radio News Network about the issue of foreign text books being imported and sold on ebay. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to weigh in later this month on a copyright case that, taken to extremes, could have significant effects on technology resales as we know them. At the very least, the little-known case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons could, if upheld by the high court, make it largely illegal to resell used gear if any of its components were made overseas.
- Aaron Perzanowski was interviewed last month on WDTW-AM and WWJ-AM about two proposed bills designed to prevent content piracy on the Internet. http://www.1310wdtw.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?more_page=1&podcast=FirstShift&selected_podcast=0111seg3PERZANOWSKI_1326285934_8289.mp3
- Aaron Perzanowski was a guest on "The Craig Fahle Show" discussing proposed Federal Communications Commission regulations on the Internet. (Cue to 1:03:55)
- Aaron Perzanowski was listed in an ABA Journal article as a future contributor to a new law blog that will feature what the bloggers consider the top 10 pending cases in the United States concerning Internet, software and database issues.