James Grimmelmann

Cornell Law School

Professor of Law

Myron Taylor Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

United States

Cornell Tech

Professor of Law

111 8th Avenue #302

New York, NY 10011

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (50)

1.

Saving Facebook

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09-7, Iowa Law Review, Vol. 94, p. 1137, 2009
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 03 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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privacy, Facebook, MySpace, social network sites

2.

The Google Dilemma

53 New York Law School Law Review 939 (2009), NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09-2
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 1,863 (8,247)
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search, search engine, Google, Internet

3.

The Structure of Search Engine Law

Iowa Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 1, 2007, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06/07-23
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 12 Apr 2007
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 1,522 (11,445)
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Internet, search engines, search engine law, Google

4.

Virtual Borders: The Interdependence of Real and Virtual Worlds

First Monday, February 2006, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09-9
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Dec 2005
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 878 (26,319)

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Virtual Worlds, Computer Software, Internet

5.

Copyright for Literate Robots

101 Iowa Law Review 657 (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-16
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 May 2015 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2016
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 873 (26,543)

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copyright, robots, artificial intelligence

6.

Virtual Worlds as Comparative Law

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 47, p. 147, 2004
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 805 (29,735)

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Virtual worlds, cyberlaw

7.

Speech Engines

98 Minn. L. Rev. 868 (2014), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-11
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 08 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2014
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 779 (31,084)
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search, search engines, search bias, search neutrality, Google, First Amendment

8.

There's No Such Thing as a Computer-Authored Work – And It's a Good Thing, Too

39 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 403 (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-06
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2016
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 698 (36,119)
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copyright, computers, artificial intelligence, Musikalisches Würfelspiel

9.

Sealand, HavenCo, and the Rule of Law

2012 University of Illinois Law Review 405, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 No. 21
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 13 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 678 (37,600)

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Sealand, HavenCo, rule of law, Internet, jurisdiction

10.

Modeling Cultural Cognition

Social Justice Research, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2005, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 295, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 295
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2013
Donald Braman, James Grimmelmann and Dan M. Kahan
George Washington University - Law School, Cornell Law School and Yale University - Law School
Downloads 628 (41,642)

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cognition, psychological and social mechanisms, cultural cognition, empirical

11.

How to Fix the Google Book Search Settlement

Journal of Internet Law, Vol. 12, No. 10, April 2009, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09 #31
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 595 (44,752)
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google, book search, copyright

12.

The Platform is the Message

Georgetown Law Technology Review (Forthcoming), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-30
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2018
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 527 (52,237)

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Tide Pod, Logan Paul, Platform, Fake News, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Moderation, Alt-Right, The Onion, Not the Onion, Pizzagate, Kayfabe

13.

Some Skepticism About Search Neutrality

THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE: ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, p. 435, Berin Szoka & Adam Marcus, eds., TechFreedom, January 2011, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 #20
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 17 Jan 2011
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 503 (55,395)

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Search, Search Neutrality, Google

14.

Virtual Power Politics

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 478 (59,126)
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Virtual worlds, cyberlaw

15.

Big Data's Other Privacy Problem

in Big Data, Big Challenges in Evidence-Based Policy Making (Kumar Jayasuriya & Kathryn Ritcheske eds., West Academic 2015), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-7
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 10 Oct 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 470 (60,321)

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privacy, Big Data, Bloomberg Terminal

16.

All Smart Contracts Are Ambiguous

Penn Journal of Law and Innovation (Forthcoming), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-20
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 May 2019 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2019
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 464 (61,323)

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smart contracts, ambiguity, interpretation, blockchains, Bitcion, Ethereum

17.

The Google Book Search Settlement: Ends, Means, and the Future of Books

ACS Issue Brief, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09 #32
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Apr 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 393 (74,843)

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Google, Google Book Search, copyright

18.

The Law and Ethics of Experiments on Social Media Users

13 Colo. Tech. L.J. 219, 2015, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-15
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 May 2015 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 371 (80,027)

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Facebook, OkCupid, social media, research ethics, Common Rule, IRB, informed consent

19.

Indistinguishable from Magic: A Wizard's Guide to Copyright and 3D Printing

Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-5
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 310 (98,009)

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copyright, 3D printers, 3D printing, magic

20.

The Amended Google Books Settlement is Still Exclusive

CPI Antitrust Journal, January 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #25
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 02 Mar 2010
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 308 (98,687)

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Google, Google Books, orphan works, copyright, class action

21.

The Elephantine Google Books Settlement

Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 58, p. 497, 2011, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #40
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 306 (99,391)

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Google, Google Books Settlement, Class Action, Copyright, Antitrust

22.

The Merchants of MOOCs

44 Seton Hall Law Review 1035 (2014), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-6
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 12 Jan 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 299 (101,917)

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MOOCs, higher education, online education

23.

Virtual World Feudalism

Yale Law Journal Pocket Part, Vol. 118, p. 126, 2009 , NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09 #24
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Jan 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 298 (102,285)

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virtual worlds, virtual property, feudalism, property, second life

24.

Anarchy, Status Updates, and Utopia

35 Pace Law Review 135 (2015), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-4
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 15 May 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 274 (111,913)

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rule of law, social software, Facebook, code is law, regulation by software, online communities

25.

Privacy as Product Safety

19 Widener Law Journal, Vol. 19, p. 793, 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #26
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 268 (114,533)

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privacy, products liability, Facebook, Google Buzz

26.

The Ethical Visions of Copyright Law

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 5, April 2009, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Aug 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 264 (116,374)

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ethics, copyright, intellectual property

27.

The Virtues of Moderation

17 Yale J.L. & Tech. 42 (2015), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-8
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 03 Apr 2015
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 245 (125,671)
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moderation, online communities, semicommons, peer production, Wikipedia, MetaFilter, Reddit

28.

Incomprehensible Discrimination

7 California Law Review Online 164 (2017), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-28
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 12 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 25 May 2017
James Grimmelmann and Daniel Westreich
Cornell Law School and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Epidemiology
Downloads 244 (126,186)

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Big Data, Data Mining, Algorithmic Discrimination, Accountable Algorithms, Transparency, Employment Discrimination

29.

Dr. Generative Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the iPhone

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 69, p. 910, 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 #8
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Sep 2010
Paul Ohm and James Grimmelmann
Georgetown University Law Center and Cornell Law School
Downloads 217 (141,631)

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Generativity, Internet, Zittrain, Future of the Internet, Architecture, iPhone, Apple II

30.

Three Theories of Copyright in Ratings

14 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 851 (2012), NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No.. 12/13 #44
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jun 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 193 (158,165)

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copyright, ratings, rankings, fact/opinion

31.

Copyright, Technology, and Access to the Law: An Opinionated Primer

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09-1
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Jul 2008
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 182 (166,699)

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copyright, legal publication, access to the law, Internet, Oregon

32.

Accidental Privacy Spills

Journal of Internet Law, July 2008, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-35
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 177 (170,950)

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internet, privacy, accidental privacy spills, Laurie Garrett, MetaFilter

33.

Consenting to Computer Use

84 George Washington Law Review 1500 (2016), U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-07
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2016
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 175 (172,615)

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Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, consent, authorization, hacking, computer misuse

34.

Information Policy for the Library of Babel

Maryland Journal of Business and Technology Law, November 2007, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/08-6
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Sep 2007
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 164 (182,601)

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Library of Babel, search engine, Google

35.

Saving Facebook: A Response to Professor Freiwald

Iowa Law Review Bulletin, Vol. 95, No. 13, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #27
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Mar 2010
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 148 (199,080)
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Facebook, privacy

36.

The Internet is a Semicommons

Fordham Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 2799, 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #41
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Jun 2010
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 129 (222,332)

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Internet, commons, semicommons, Usenet

37.

Regulation by Software

114 Yale L.J. 1719 (2005)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Nov 2013
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 117 (239,217)
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software, regulation, regulation by software, code is law

38.

Real Imaginary = Complex: Toward a Better Property Course

66 Journal of Legal Education 930 (2017), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-35
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2017
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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property, real property, personal property, intellectual property, intangible property, legal education

39.

Future Conduct and the Limits of Class-Action Settlements

91 North Carolina Law Review 387 (2013), NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper, Forthcoming, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-015
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 11 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 03 Dec 2013
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 78 (311,976)

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class actions, settlement, preclusion, Google Books

40.

Objections and Responses to the Google Books Settlement: A Report

NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #39
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 May 2010 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2012
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 75 (319,200)
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Google Books, Google Books settlement, Authors Guild v. Google

41.

The Unmasking Option

Denver University Law Review Online, Vol. 887, No. 23, 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/10 #28
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 05 Mar 2010
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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privacy, anonymity, defamation, John Doe subpoena, Internet harassment

42.

First-Class Objects

Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 9, p. 421, 2011, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11/12 #25
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Jun 2011
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 72 (326,559)

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privacy, unique identifiers

43.

Known and Unknown, Property and Contract: Comments on Hoofnagle and Moringiello

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial, and Commercial Law, Vol. 5, p. 85, 2011, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 #22
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Feb 2011
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 71 (329,148)

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privacy, payments

44.

Don't Censor Search

117 Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 48 (2007)
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Nov 2013
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 64 (347,767)

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search, search engines, Google

45.

Koans of Equity

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 58, p. 472, 2008, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/09 #19
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 30 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2009
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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koans, equity

46.

The Illegal Process: Basic Problems in the Making and Application of Censorship

University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue, Vol. 79, pp. 58-70, 2013, Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-022, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12/13 #59, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-24
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2013
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 57 (368,388)

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censorship, filtering, Internet, legal process

47.

Listeners' Choices

95 U. Colo. L. Rev. 365 (2019), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-34
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 02 May 2018 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2019
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 50 (391,172)

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free speech, First Amendment, listeners, matching

48.

D is for Digitize: An Introduction

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 55, p. 11, 2010, NYLS Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/11 #13
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 08 Dec 2010
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 48 (398,036)

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D is for Digitize, Google, Google Books Settlement

49.

Speech In, Speech Out

Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover, Robotica: Speech Rights and Artificial Intelligence (Cambridge University Press 2018), Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-41
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2018
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 47 (401,432)

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speech, First Amendment, robots, artificial intelligence

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Policy Responses to Spam

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Aug 2012
James Grimmelmann and Rebecca Bolin
Cornell Law School and Yale Law School Information Society Project
Downloads 15 (555,366)
Citation 1

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email, spam, policy, Internet

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 371
1.

SSRN Considered Harmful

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Mar 2007
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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2.

Scholars, Teachers, and Servants

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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higher education, legal education, research, scholarship, teaching, service, tenure, academic freedom

3.

Renvoi and the Barber

22 Green Bag 2d 109 (2019)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 May 2019
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
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conflict of laws, choice of law, renvoi, logic, set theory, foundations of mathematics, self-reference, type hierarchies, Bertrand Russell, Sweeney Todd