Jessica M. Silbey

Boston University - School of Law

765 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

The Mythical Beginnings of Intellectual Property

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 319, 2008, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-30
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2008
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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Intellectual property, trademark, copyright, patent, narrative theory, law and culture, cultural analysis of law, law and literature, political theory

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Images in/of Law

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 171, 2012/13, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-37
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 11 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2012
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 637 (50,050)
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film, evidence, law and humanities, constitutional law, gaming, cultural study of law, intellectual property, virtual reality

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Copyright’s Memory Hole

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming, Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 344-2019
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 18 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2020
Eric Goldman and Jessica M. Silbey
Santa Clara University - School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 371 (96,777)

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copyright, privacy, reputation, orwell, 1984, censorship, free speech, memory hole

4.

Harvesting Intellectual Property

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 May 2010
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, law and humanities, law and narrative, law and economics

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Harvesting Intellectual Property: Inspired Beginnings and 'Work-Makes-Work,' Two Stages in the Creative Processes of Artists and Innovators

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, p. 2091, 2011, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-60
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Dec 2011
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 365 (98,573)
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intellectual property, copyright, trademark, patent, empirical legal studies, narrative, law and culture, popular consciousness, law and humanities

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The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property

The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property (Stanford University Press, 2015) , Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 15-7
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2015
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, empirical research, qualitative analysis, cultural analysis of law, narrative theory, law and economics

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A History of Representations of Justice: Coincident Preoccupations of Law and Film

REPRESENTATIONS OF JUSTICE, Masson, O'Connors, eds., Peter Lang, 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 336 (108,155)
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film, popular culture, evidence, law and technology, cinema, trial, litigation, cultural analysis of law, law and humanities, legal consciousness

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Filmmaking in the Precinct House and the Genre of Documentary Film

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 107-180, 2006
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 302 (121,396)

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film, evidence, popular culture, confession, criminal law, interrogations, legislation

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Judges as Film Critics: New Approaches to Filmic Evidence

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 295 (124,415)
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Law, evidence, film, popular culture, video

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Cross-Examining Film

University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, Vol. 8, p. 101, 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 08-21
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2009
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 288 (127,649)

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film, evidence, supreme court, fourth amendment, qualified immunity, trial practice, law and culture, law and humanities, law and literature, constitutional law, sixth amendment, fifth amendment, civil rights

11.

What Do We Do When We Do Law and Popular Culture

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Oct 2004
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 285 (129,041)
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Popular culture, cultural studies, law and film, law and literature, cultural analysis of law

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Patterns of Courtroom Justice

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jun 2004
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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Law, film, trial film, courtroom drama, popular culture

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The Upside of Deep Fakes

78 Maryland Law Review 960 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 356-2019
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 13 Sep 2019
Jessica M. Silbey and Woodrow Hartzog
Boston University - School of Law and Northeastern University School of Law and Khoury College of Computer Sciences
Downloads 233 (157,936)

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privacy, democracy, education law, media law, copyright, civil rights, information law, first amendment

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Evidence Verité and the Law of Film

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 1257-1299, 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-23
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Apr 2010
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 231 (159,247)

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Evidence, Law and Film, Law and Cultural Studies, Law and Humanities, Law and Literature, Criminal Law, Law and Interpretation, Photography, Photographs, Fair Use and Copyright

15.

The Politics of Law and Film Study: An Introduction to the Symposium on Legal Outsiders in American Film

Suffolk University Law Review, Vol. 42, p. 755, 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-34
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Jul 2009
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 211 (173,472)

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law and film, cultural studies, cultural analysis of law, jurisprudence, criminal law, law and the humanities, law and literature

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Truth Tales and Trial Films

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 551, 2007, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-05
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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law and film, law and humanities, law and popular culture, interdisciplinary legal studies, law and literature, cultural analysis of law, law and culture, popular legal consciousness, cinema, trials, litigation

17.

The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property: Copyright Law and the Regulation of Digital Culture, by Jessica Reyman (Book Review)

IP Law Book Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 27, June 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-29
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Jul 2010
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, law and literature, law and humanities, copyright, technology, rhetoric, social change

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American Trial Films and the Popular Culture of Law

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology (Oxford Univ. Press 2017), DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.200, Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 321-2018
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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film, courtroom drama, lawyers

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Videotaped Confessions and the Genre of Documentary

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 16, p. 789, 2006
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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evidence, film, law and popular culture, documentary, law and film, law and literature, intellectual property

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Xerography and the Photocopy Machine

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, Dan Hunter and Claudy Op Den Camp, eds., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 303-2017
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 26 Nov 2017
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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copyright, patent, intellectual property, legal history, law and technology, IP

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Law and Justice on the Small Screen

Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Hart Publishing, 2012, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-31
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2012
Peter Robson and Jessica M. Silbey
University of Strathclyde - School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 170 (210,622)

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law and television, film, popular culture, law and literature, law and humanities, law and culture, law and psychology, criminal law, evidence, judging, law of lawyering, professional responsibility, legal ethics

22.

Persuasive Visions: Film and Memory

Law, Culture and the Humanities, Vol. 10, p. 24, 2014, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-58
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2014
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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law and film, law and literature, memory, evidence, cultural analysis of law, film, criminal law

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Criminal Performances: Film, Autobiography, and Confession

New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 37, p. 189, 2007, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 07-11
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Mar 2007
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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film, evidence, confession, law and literature, law and film, law and culture, cultural analysis of law, criminal law, Fifth Amendment

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A Witness to Justice

STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS AND SOCIETY: A SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ISSUE ON LAW AND FILM, Austin Sarat, ed., Vol. 46, pp. 61-91, 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-07
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 23 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2009
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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law and film, law and humanities, evidence, rape, criminal law, law and literature, evidence, jurisprudence, witness, testimony

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Introduction to Symposium: Reasoning from Literature

Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, Vol. 22, p. 339, 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-31
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Jul 2010
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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law and literature, law and humanities, rhetoric, narrative, cultural analysis of law

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Comparative Tales of Origins and Access: Intellectual Property and the Rhetoric of Social Change

Case Western Reserve Law Review, Vol. 61, p. 195, 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-21
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 Apr 2011
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, trademark, copyright, patent, narrative, law and literature, law and culture, rhetoric, social change, social movements, open source, property

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IP and Ethnography: A Qualitative Research Approach

Oxford Handbook on Intellectual Property Research, Irene Calboli and Lillà Montagnani, eds. (Oxford University Press 2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 340-2018
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 20 Dec 2018
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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IP, patents, copyright, qualitative legal research

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The Semiotics of Film in US Supreme Court Cases

LAW, CULTURE AND VISUAL STUDIES (Springer 2014), p. 179, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-16
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Jun 2014
Jessica M. Silbey and Meghan Slack
Boston University - School of Law and Law Office of Meghan Slack
Downloads 97 (321,749)

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law and humanities, law and culture, law and film, semiotics, first amendment, obscenity, copyright, intellectual property, pornography, search and seizure

29.

Fairer Uses

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 96, Forthcoming, Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 268-2016
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 19 Jun 2016
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 94 (328,274)

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intellectual property, copyright, fair use, empirical legal studies, trademark, notice, property

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Existential Copyright and Professional Photography

95 Notre Dame L. Rev. 263 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 362-2019, Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-09, St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-0037
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 13 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2019
Jessica M. Silbey, Eva E. Subotnik and Peter C. DiCola
Boston University - School of Law, St. John's University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, contract, price discrimination, moral rights, professional regulation, empirical research, qualitative empirical research, photography, fake news, law and economics

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Narrative Topoi in the Digital Age

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 68, No. 1 (Forthcoming), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 339-2018
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 05 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Zahr Said and Jessica M. Silbey
University of Washington - School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
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Law and humanities, law and literature, narrative, digital storytelling, legal education, legal pedagogy, criminal law, trial practice, social media and law, internet law, communications and media law, first amendment, advertising law, platforms

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Picturing Moral Arguments in a Fraught Legal Arena: Fetuses, Photographic Phantoms and Ultrasounds

Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2016, Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 246-2015
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2016
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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constitutional law, abortion, reproductive rights, film, film theory, cultural studies, feminism, privacy, medical technology, compelled speech, video, medical regulation

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Reading Intellectual Property Reform Through the Lens of Constitutional Equality

Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 50, p. 549, 2015, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 15-8
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, trademark, patent, constitutional law, equality, distributive justice, legal history, Supreme Court

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Promoting Progress: A Qualitative Analysis of Creative and Innovative Production

The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property (SAGE Publications, 2014), p. 515, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 15-9
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, patent, copyright, trademark, progress, empirical legal research, qualitative research, innovation

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Justifying Copyright in the Age of Digital Reproduction: The Case of Photographers

UC Irvine Law Review, Vol. 9, pp. 405 - 454 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 345-2019
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 21 Mar 2019
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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copyright, intellectual property, empirical legal studies, empirical intellectual property studies, narrative, law and literature, cultural studies of law

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Patent Variation: Discerning Diversity Among Patent Functions

Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol. 45, p. 441, 2013, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-1
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 31 Dec 2014
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, patents, empirical legal studies, property, law and economics, law and social science, law and the humanities

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Heuristic Interventions in the Study of Intellectual Property

101 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 333 (2017), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 285-2017
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Apr 2017
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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Intellectual Property, Patents, Law and Humanities, Empirical Studies of IP, Empirical Analysis of Law, sociology

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Intellectual Property Harms: A Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

99 Boston University Law Review 2448 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 366-2020
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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intellectual property, copyright, trademark, patent, empirical studies of IP, law and the humanities, law and narrative, law and economics, jurisprudence

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Against Progress: Interventions About Equality in Supreme Court Cases About Copyright Law

19 Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 280 (2020), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 383-2020
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 08 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2020
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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IP, copyright, patent, trademark, law and narrative, law and humanities, qualitative research, IP and empirical research, internet law, digital technology, fundamental rights, equality, equal protection

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Retelling Copyright: The Contributions of the Restatement of Copyright Law

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 44, p. 341, 2021, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper No. 21-03
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 22 Apr 2021
Jeanne C. Fromer and Jessica M. Silbey
New York University School of Law and Boston University - School of Law
Downloads 53 (447,960)

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Copyright, Restatement, ALI, American Law Institute

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Control over Contemporary Photography: A Tangle of Copyright, Right of Publicity, and the First Amendment

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 351-364 (2019), Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 348-2019
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Apr 2019
Jessica M. Silbey
Boston University - School of Law
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copyright, intellectual property, right of publicity, first amendment, contract, empirical methods, ethnography, qualitative methods, legal norms, photography, digital, internet, privacy, law and humanities, law and culture

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Analysis of Videotape Evidence in Police Misconduct Cases

25 Touro L. Rev. 857 (2009), Touro Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Apr 2014
Martin A. Schwartz, Jessica M. Silbey, Jack Ryan and Gail Donoghue
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Boston University - School of Law, Suffolk University Law School and New York City Law Department
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videotape evidence, computer generated simulation, police misconduct litigation, trial evidence, relevance, Rule 403 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, probative value, balancing test, hearsay rule exceptions