Christopher Jon Sprigman

New York University School of Law

Professor of Law; Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy

40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012-1099

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

The Piracy Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 92, p. 1687, 2006, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 06-04
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 26 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 10,910 (347)
Citation 14

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Intellectual property law, fashion design, fashion industry

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There's No Free Laugh (Anymore): The Emergence of Intellectual Property Norms and the Transformation of Stand-Up Comedy

Virginia Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 8, December 2008, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2009-04
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 28 May 2008 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2009
Dotan Oliar and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of Virginia School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,852 (7,975)
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copyright, social norms, intellectual property, law and economics, emergence of property rights, stand-up comedy

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Valuing Intellectual Property: An Experiment

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 91, 2010, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-029, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2010-04
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,191 (16,179)
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Copyright, Patent, Willingness-to-Pay, Licensing, Behavioral Law and Economics, Intellectual Property, Experimental Economics, Endowment Effect

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Intellectual Property Norms in Stand-Up Comedy

THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, University of Chicago Press, 2010
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 05 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Dotan Oliar and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of Virginia School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 934 (23,231)
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copyright, social norms, intellectual property, law and economics, emergence of property rights, stand-up comedy

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Reform(aliz)ing Copyright

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 485, 2004, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 88
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 19 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2009
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 923 (23,633)
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The Creativity Effect

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 31, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 918 (23,820)
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Copyright, Patent, Willingness to Accept, WTA, Decision Making, Bargaining, Bias, Behavioral Law and Economics, Psychology

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The Second Digital Disruption: Streaming & the Dawn of Data-Driven Creativity

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-28, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-30, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-41
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2019
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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copyright, IP, intellectual property, streaming, competition, piracy, authorship, pornography, netflix, amazon, apple, innovation, disruption, technology

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The Piracy Paradox Revisited

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 5, 2009, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 09-11, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2009-10
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 May 2009 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2014
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 768 (30,667)
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copyright law, fashion design, copyright protection

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What's a Name Worth?: Experimental Tests of the Value of Attribution in Intellectual Property

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1, 2013, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2012-02, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-43
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 27 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Christopher Jon Sprigman, Christopher Buccafusco and Zachary C. Burns
New York University School of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 755 (31,426)

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copyright, patent, attribution, publication, reputation, behavioral economics, moral rights, experiment

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Where IP Isn't

Virginia Law Review, In Brief, January 22, 2007, UCLA School of Law Research Paper No. 07-05
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 Feb 2007
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 730 (32,879)

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global fashion industry, intellectual property protection, copyright on creative goods

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The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation (Intro)

Oxford University Press, 2012, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 12-18
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2012
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 656 (37,999)
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Let Them Eat Fake Cake: The Rational Weakness of China’s Anti-Counterfeiting Policy

Forthcoming in Beebe, Sun & Sunder (eds.), The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-10, UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 15-02
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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China, trademark, copyright, counterfeits, luxury goods, fashion, piracy, counterfeiting

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Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Laws’ Creativity Thresholds

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1921, 2014, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-13, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, patent, creativity, experiment, incentive, thresholds

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Copyright and Creative Incentives: What We Know (and Don't)

Houston Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2017, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-03
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2018
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 561 (46,702)

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copyright, intellectual property, law and economics

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Testing for Trademark Dilution in Court and in the Lab

University of Chicago Law Review, Forthcoming, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-06
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2018
Barton Beebe, Roy Germano, Christopher Jon Sprigman and Joel Steckel
New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law, New York University School of Law and New York University (NYU) - Department of Marketing
Downloads 408 (69,355)

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trademark, dilution, experiment, law and economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics

16.

The 99-Cent Question

Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Dec 2006
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 396 (71,857)

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intellectual property law, cyberlaw, music, downloads, drm

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When are IP Rights Necessary? Evidence from Innovation in IP's Negative Space

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. I -- Theory) Peter Menell & Ben Depoorter, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016), UCLA School of Law, Law-Econ Research Paper No. 16-15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2016
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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intellectual property, IP, innovation, law and economics, patent, copyright, trademark, negative space

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Copyright and the Rule of Reason

Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, Vol. 7, 2009, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2009-03
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 May 2009 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2009
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 326 (89,945)

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copyright, intellectual property, antitrust, law and economics

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What's In, and What's Out: How IP's Boundary Rules Shape Innovation

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2017
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2017
Mark P. McKenna and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Notre Dame Law School and New York University School of Law
Downloads 269 (110,697)

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intellectual property, patent, design patent, copyright, trademark, competition

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The Nature of Sequential Innovation

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, 2017, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Stefan Bechtold and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, ETH Zurich and New York University School of Law
Downloads 267 (111,537)

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patent, copyright, growth, theory of the firm, make or buy, bargaining, licensing, value, markets, consumer, tastes, creativity, Taylor Swift

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Experiments in Intellectual Property

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. II -- Analytical Methods) Peter Menell & David Schwartz, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 228 (131,003)

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Incentives, hindsight, optimism, creativity, innovation, value, attribution, moral, threshold, sequential, open source, norms, copyright, patent, IP, intellectual property, law and economics

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Innovation Heuristics: Experiments on Sequential Creativity in Intellectual Property

Indiana Law Journal, 2016, Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 475
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
Stefan Bechtold, Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
ETH Zurich, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 217 (137,406)

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copyright, patent, follow-on innovation, derivative work, doctrine of equivalents, transaction, market, empirical, behavioral, law and economics

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Indirect Enforcement of the Intellectual Property Clause

Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, Vol. 30, Nos. 3/4, 2007
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Mar 2007 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2010
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 175 (167,525)

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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Constitutional Law

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From Corn to Norms: How IP Entitlements Affect What Stand-Up Comedians Create

Virginia Law Review In Brief, Vol. 95, No. 57, 2009, Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2009-11
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 May 2009 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2009
Dotan Oliar and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of Virginia School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 153 (188,042)

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copyright, intellectual property, social norms, law and economics, Demsetz

25.

Berne's Vanishing Ban on Formalities

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Mar 2014
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
Downloads 138 (204,497)

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copyright, Berne, TRIPS, treaties, formalities

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Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Intellectual Property Law in Support of Google, Inc. and YouTube, LLC

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 14-15
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 May 2014 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2014
Christopher M. Newman, Christopher Jon Sprigman and Jennifer Stisa Granick
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty, New York University School of Law and Stanford Law School, Center for Internet and Society
Downloads 133 (210,625)

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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

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Fix Prices Globally, Get Sued Locally: U.S. Jurisdiction Over International Cartels

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 72, 2005
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law
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antitrust, jurisdiction, FTAIA, cartels, international, comity, subject-matter jurisdiction

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Rethinking Post-Sale Confusion

108 Trademark Reporter 881 (2018), NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 18-28, UCLA School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 18-30
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law and New York University School of Law
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trademark, post-sale confusion, law and economics, intellectual property, luxury goods

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The Filtration Problem in Copyright's 'Substantial Similarity' Infringement Test

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 May 2019
Christopher Jon Sprigman and Samantha Fink Hedrick
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
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copyright, infringement, copyright infringement standard, substantial similarity, reforms, ordinary observer, extrinsic, intrinsic

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A Theory of Legal Protection for Industrial Design

NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 17-37
Posted: 18 Sep 2017
Jeanne C. Fromer and Christopher Jon Sprigman
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law

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design patent, utility patent, industrial design, industrial organization, form, function