Edward Lee

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Professor of Law, Director of Program in Intellectual Property Law

565 W. Adams St.

Chicago, IL 60661-3691

United States

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

NFTs as Decentralized Intellectual Property

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2023, 2023
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 3,749 (5,376)

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decentralized intellectual property, De-IP, De-Fi, NFTs, non-fungible tokens, blockchain, copyright, Copyright Act, Next Great Copyright Act, private ordering, Web3, cryptocurrency, decentralized collaboration

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The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Nov 2021
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 3,442 (6,179)
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NFTs, blockchain, web3, metaverse, decentralized collaboration, De-Collab, Bored Ape Yacht Club, CryptoPunks, Yuga Labs, Larva Labs, Creator Economy

3.

Warming Up to User-Generated Content

University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2008, No. 5, 2008
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 05 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 1,702 (18,821)
Citation 1

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user-generated content, copyright, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Web 2.0, Obama girl, informal copyright practice, warming, chilling, First Amendment, social networking, Web 3.0

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The Cryptic Case of the CryptoPunks Licenses: The Mystery Over the Licenses for CryptoPunks NFTs

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Feb 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 1,222 (30,990)

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NFTs, blockchain, web3, metaverse, CryptoPunks, Larva Labs, copyright, licenses

5.

The Right to Be Forgotten v. Free Speech

A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (Forthcoming), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 1,012 (40,502)

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free speech, right to be forgotten, privacy, Google, FTC, First Amendment, EU

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Decoding the DMCA Safe Harbors

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 849 (51,749)
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DMCA safe harbors, YouTube, MySpace, Veoh, Tiffany's, eBay, Lemley, Netcom, Internet service provider, red flag, loophole, statutory interpretation, copyright

7.

Technological Fair Use

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 83, p. 797, 2010
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 12 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 601 (81,060)
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technological fair use, fair use, quasi-technologial fair use, copyright, speech technologies, Google Book Search, Amazon Kindle, text to speech, Free Press Clause, Copyright Clause, Framers, First Amendment, reverse engineering, thumbnail, Sony, Sega, Galoob, Kelly, antiplagiarism software

8.

Patent Trolls: Moral Panics, Motions in Limine, and Patent Reform

Stanford Technology Law Review, Vol. 19, 2016
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 517 (97,836)

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patent troll, non-practicing entity, NPE, patent assertion entity, PAE, patent monetization entity, PME, patent aggregator, patent holding company, moral panics, motion in limine, Apple, Intellectual Ventures

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The Public's Domain: The Evolution of Legal Restraints on the Government's Power to Control Public Access Through Secrecy or Intellectual Property

Number of pages: 110 Posted: 28 Jul 2003
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 507 (100,217)
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public domain, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property, First Amendment, evolution, FISA, enemy combatant, Internet, government secrecy, deportation hearing, public information, Bruce Ackerman, constitutional moment, September 11, 9/11, Eldred, Golan, public property, public ownership, espionage, right of access, FOIA, classified information, Copyright Clause, punctuated equilibrium, commons, DMCA, secret hearing, term extension, restored copyright

10.

Digital Originality

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vol. 14, No. 4, p. 919, 2012, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-11
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 493 (103,812)

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copyright, originality, 3D printing, artificial intelligence

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Prompting Progress: Authorship in the Age of AI

Florida Law Review, Vol. 76, 2024 Forthcoming
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 18 Nov 2023
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 425 (125,365)

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AI, generative AI, artificial intelligence, copyright, author, constitutional law, Copyright Clause, Copyright Office, Midjourney, DALLE, Stable Diffusion

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The Two CryptoPunks, V1 and V2: Can V1 and V2 CryptoPunks Coexist or Will Copyright Tear Them Apart?

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 417 (126,410)

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NFTs, blockchain, web3, metaverse, CryptoPunks, Larva Labs, copyright, licenses, DMCA, V1 Punks, V1 CryptoPunks

13.

Freedom of the Press 2.0

Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 97, Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies Working Paper Series No. 65
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 362 (148,176)
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Grokster, Copyright Clause, newspapers

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Measuring TRIPS Compliance and Defiance: The WTO Compliance Scorecard

Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Feb 2011
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 355 (151,337)
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TRIPS Agreement, WTO, Scorecards, Transparency, Good Governance, GATT, Trade Agreements

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The Global Trade Mark

University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Vol. 35, 2014, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-39
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 319 (170,434)

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trademarks, Community Trade Mark, CTM, WTO, TRIPS, Berne, Paris, WIPO, international law

16.

International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials (Preface/Table of Contents)

International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials, West Academic Publishing, American Casebook Series, October 2017; ISBN 978-0314207623, Ohio State Public Law Working Paper No. 428
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Nov 2017
Daniel C. K. Chow and Edward Lee
Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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Recognizing Rights in Real Time: The Role of Google in the EU Right to Be Forgotten

UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2015-13
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 289 (188,372)

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privacy, free speech, right to be forgotten, EU law, Google, Costeja, data privacy, administrative law, global governance, Weber, Coase

18.

Remixing Lessig

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-026, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 41-66, 2010
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 22 May 2010
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 278 (196,024)

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Lessig, Remix, Creative Commons, Mashup, User-Generated Content, UGC, Copyright, Copyright Reform, PS22 Chorus, YouTube, Yelp, Hybrid Economy, Read Write

19.

The New Canon: Using or Misusing Foreign Law to Decide Domestic Intellectual Property Claims

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 15 Sep 2004
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 278 (196,024)

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intellectual property, patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, Berne Convention, transnational, comparative law

20.

Moderating Content Moderation: A Framework for Nonpartisanship in Online Governance

Forthcoming, American University Law Review, Vol. 70, 2021
Number of pages: 149 Posted: 05 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2021
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 268 (203,477)

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Section 230, Communications Decency Act, content moderation, Internet platform, IFCN Code of Principles, political bias, viewpoint neutrality, nonpartisanship, political favoritism, anti-conservative bias, conservative favoritism, Internet platforms, online speech, Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube

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Does Fair Use Matter? An Empirical Study of Music Cases

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 3, 2020
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Edward Lee and Andrew Moshirnia
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation
Downloads 255 (213,805)

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copyright, musical work, musical composition, music production, music, copyright clutter, inevitable similarity in music, infringement, fair use, experiment

22.

Copyright, Death, and Taxes

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 226 (240,374)
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TRIPS Agreement, Berne Convention, Creative Commons, copyright reform, tax, formalities, copyright term, open source

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Comment of Professor Edward Lee to Artificial Intelligence Study by The United States Copyright Office

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 01 Dec 2023
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 208 (262,012)

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Artificial Intelligence Study, AI, generative AI, artificial intelligence, copyright, author, constitutional law, Copyright Clause, Copyright Office, Midjourney, DALLE, Stable Diffusion

24.

Guns and Speech Technologies: How the Right to Bear Arms Affects Copyright Regulations of Speech Technologies

William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, May 2009
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 200 (269,182)
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Free Press, Second Amendment, First Amendment, Heller, Scalia, Stevens, Framers, original meaning, framing, speech technologies, Copyright Clause, copyright, history, constitutional law, broadcast flag, DMCA, anticircumvention, AHRA, Sony doctrine, guns, printing press

25.

Virtual Governments

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Feb 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 196 (274,101)

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content moderation, virtual governments, Internet platforms, techlash, backlash, Section 230, Facebook breakup, social media

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Do Experts Matter? A Study of the Effect of Musicologist Testimony in Music Cases

Forthcoming, University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2022
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 05 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 25 May 2021
Edward Lee and Andrew Moshirnia
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation
Downloads 178 (298,719)

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experts, musicologists, copyright infringement, music, substantial similarity, evidence

27.

Fair Use Avoidance in Music Cases

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 59, No. 6, 2018
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Aug 2018
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 178 (298,719)
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Fair Use, Copyright, Music, Borrowing, Empirical, Infringement

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Decentralized Collaboration Through Private Ordering

American University Law Review, Vol. 73, 2023
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Jun 2023
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 137 (371,246)

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decentralized intellectual property, De-IP, DeFi, NFTs, non-fungible tokens, blockchain, copyright, Copyright Act, private ordering, Web3, cryptocurrency, decentralized collaboration, Ostrom, common-pool resource, servitudes, covenants

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Brief of Intellectual Property Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Defendant-Appellee and Affirmance in Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Aug 2012
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 130 (386,476)
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Informal Governance of the United States

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Feb 2022
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
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informal governance, Constitution, pandemic, election integrity, response to COVID, governance

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Copyright-Exempt Nonprofits: A Simple Proposal to Spur Innovation

Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-08
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2014
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 104 (455,775)

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Pinterest, copyright reform, Internet, curation, nonprofit, 501(c)(3), charitable purpose, user-generated content

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Comments of Edward Lee and Nelson Rosario to the Non-Fungible Study by the United States Copyright Office and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 13 Feb 2023
Edward Lee and Nelson Rosario
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Rosario Tech Law, LLC
Downloads 84 (523,489)

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NFTs, non-fungible tokens, blockchain, copyright, trademark, decentralized intellectual property (De-IP), decentralized collaboration

33.

Can Copyright Law Protect People from Sexual Harassment?

Emory Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Apr 2019
Edward Lee
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology
Downloads 79 (543,036)

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#metoo, copyright, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, employment law, entertainment industry, Hollywood, Weinstein, Moonves, Lauer, O'Reilly

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Democracy and Trust: The Troubling Role of Education in Misinformation Belief

Michigan State Law Review, Vol. 2023, 2023
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Sep 2023
Edward Lee and Andrew Moshirnia
Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology and Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation
Downloads 72 (572,195)

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content moderation, misinformation, social media, truth default theory, deception default, artificial intelligence, AI, Section 230, defamation, anti-conservative bias