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Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Intellectual Property Law in Support of Google, Inc. and YouTube, LLC's Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google, Inc.


Christopher M. Newman


George Mason University School of Law

Julie A. Ahrens


Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

Christopher Jon Sprigman


New York University School of Law; University of Virginia School of Law

April 14, 2014

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-15

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Amici are law professors who teach and write about copyright law. Amici are concerned that the Court’s opinion in this case, Garcia v. Google, Inc. (No. 12-57302), misinterprets a foundational element of the copyright law: the baseline requirements for copyrightability. Further, Amici anticipate that this Court’s decision, unless corrected, will create significant practical difficulties for firms and individuals producing the creative works that copyright is intended to incentivize.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: actor, author, censorship, contribution, copyright, copyrightability, Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, fragmentation, holdup, joint work, license, multiple claimants, orphan works, performance, work for hire, work of authorship

JEL Classification: K10, K12

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Date posted: May 22, 2014 ; Last revised: June 11, 2014

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Newman, Christopher M. and Ahrens, Julie A. and Sprigman, Christopher Jon, Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Intellectual Property Law in Support of Google, Inc. and YouTube, LLC's Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google, Inc. (April 14, 2014). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2439291 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2439291

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Christopher M. Newman (Contact Author)
George Mason University School of Law ( email )
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Julie A. Ahrens
Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society ( email )
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law ( email )
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States
University of Virginia School of Law ( email )
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States

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