Alfred C. Yen

Boston College - Law School

Professor of Law

885 Centre Street

Newton, MA 02459-1163

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

19

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Scholarly Papers (19)

1.

Eldred, the First Amendment, and Aggressive Copyright Claims

Houston Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 673-695, 2003, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2012
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Internet Service Provider Liability for Subscriber Copyright Infringement, Enterprise Liability and the First Amendment

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2000-03
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Sep 2000
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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copyright, law, internet, service provider

Internet Service Provider Liability for Subscriber Copyright Infringement, Enterprise Liability and the First Amendment

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2000-03
Posted: 05 Sep 2000
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School

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copyright, law, internet, service provider

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A Preliminary Economic Analysis of Napster: Internet Technology, Copyright Liability, and the Possibility of Coasean Bargaining

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 2001-01
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Apr 2001
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Napster, intellectual property, copyright, economics

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Restoring the Natural Law: Copyright as Labor and Possession

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 51, pp. 517-559, 1990, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 1990-04
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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modern copyright jurisprudence, copyright law, natural law, economic efficiency, copyright protection, copyright theory, economic copyright model

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Third Party Copyright Liability after Grokster

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 184-240, 2006, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 90
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 21 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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third party copyright liability, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., music sharing, tort theory, conflicts in law, intellectual property, internet law, law and technology

6.

Western Frontier or Feudal Society?: Metaphors and Perceptions of Cyberspace

Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 04
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 30 Sep 2002
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Sony, Tort Doctrines, and the Puzzle of Peer-to-Peer

Case Western Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 4, pp. 815-865, 2005, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 55
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Feb 2005 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
Downloads 406 (84,364)
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copyright, peer-to-peer, filesharing, Grokster, Napster, Aimster, Internet, downloading, music, movies, piracy, infringement, vicarious liability, contributory liability, third party liability, secondary liability, intellectual property

8.

What Federal Gun Control Can Teach Us About the Dmca's Anti-Trafficking Provisions

Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2003, No. 4, pp. 673-695, 2003, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 09
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 26 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 12 May 2014
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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copyright, digital rights management, digital millennium copyright act, fair use, public domain, circumvention, circumvention technology, internet, law, consumers

9.

Copyright Opinions and Aesthetic Theory

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 71, pp. 247-302, 1998, Boston College Law School Research Paper No. 1998-05
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 27 Jul 2005
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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aesthetic reasoning, legal reasoning, copyright jurisprudence, aesthetic theory, doctrines in copyright law, legal objectivity, judicial opinions

10.

Early Scholarship Offers and the NCAA

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2, 2011, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Torts and the Construction of Inducement and Contributory Liability in Amazon and Visa

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol.34, No.4, 2009, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 179
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2012
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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intellectual property infringement, torts, file sharing, copyright liability

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A First Amendment Perspective on the Construction of Third Party Copyright Liability

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 5, 2009, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 180
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 May 2009 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2009
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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copyright infringement, New York Times v. Sullivan, Gertz v. Robert Welch, First Amendment

13.

Intent and Trademark Infringement

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2015, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 380
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2015
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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The Constructive Role of Confusion in Trademark

North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 317
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Mar 2014
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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The Puzzle of Deflategate: Private Agreements and the Possibility of Biased Justice

Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 446
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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A Preliminary First Amendment Analysis of Legislation Treating News Aggregation as Copyright Infringement

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 947-975, 2010, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Rethinking Copyright's Relationship to the First Amendment

100 B.U. L. Rev. 1215, 2020, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 543
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2020
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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copyright, free speech, First Amendment, intellectual property

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Brief Thoughts About If Value/Then Right

Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 520
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Dec 2019
Alfred C. Yen
Boston College - Law School
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Liability Waivers and Participation Rates in Youth Sports: An Empirical Investigation

ASU Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2020, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 543
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Dec 2020
Alfred C. Yen and Matthew Gregas
Boston College - Law School and Boston College
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empirical study of law, release, exculpatory agreement, sports, youth sports, sports law, torts, and contracts