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

44

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Scholarly Papers (44)

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
Downloads 2,332 (3,326)
Citation 7

Abstract:

privacy, Facebook, MySpace, social network sites

2.

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 1,199 (9,549)
Citation 10

Abstract:

Internet, search engines, search engine law, Google

3.

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 1,129 (10,896)
Citation 3

Abstract:

search, search engine, Google, Internet

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 828 (20,964)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Virtual Worlds, Computer Software, Internet

5.

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 724 (23,742)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Virtual worlds, cyberlaw

6.

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 602 (30,750)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Sealand, HavenCo, rule of law, Internet, jurisdiction

7.

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 540 (37,215)
Citation 3

Abstract:

google, book search, copyright

8.

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 486 (38,217)

Abstract:

cognition, psychological and social mechanisms, cultural cognition, empirical

9.

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 460 (34,788)

Abstract:

search, search engines, search bias, search neutrality, Google, First Amendment

10.

Virtual Power Politics

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Apr 2005
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 458 (47,050)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Virtual worlds, cyberlaw

11.

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 376 (52,188)

Abstract:

privacy, Big Data, Bloomberg Terminal

12.

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 369 (60,598)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Google, Google Book Search, copyright

13.

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 333 (33,364)

Abstract:

copyright, robots, artificial intelligence

14.

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 291 (80,064)

Abstract:

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

15.

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 283 (78,318)
Citation 1

Abstract:

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

16.

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 273 (83,898)

Abstract:

MOOCs, higher education, online education

17.

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 243 (91,921)

Abstract:

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

18.

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 233 (96,245)
Citation 1

Abstract:

ethics, copyright, intellectual property

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 221 (89,427)

Abstract:

copyright, 3D printers, 3D printing, magic

20.

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 219 (96,245)

Abstract:

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

21.

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 211 (96,636)

Abstract:

privacy, products liability, Facebook, Google Buzz

22.

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 192 (72,283)

Abstract:

Search, Search Neutrality, Google

23.

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 172 (127,828)
Citation 3

Abstract:

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

24.

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 168 (140,840)

Abstract:

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

25.

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 160 (131,743)

Abstract:

copyright, ratings, rankings, fact/opinion

26.

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 157 (146,126)

Abstract:

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

27.

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 152 (151,802)

Abstract:

Library of Babel, search engine, Google

28.

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 129 (166,255)

Abstract:

Facebook, privacy

29.

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 103 (189,969)

Abstract:

Internet, commons, semicommons, Usenet

30.

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 102 (102,528)

Abstract:

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

31.

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 100 (128,478)

Abstract:

moderation, online communities, semicommons, peer production, Wikipedia, MetaFilter, Reddit

32.

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 67 (271,143)

Abstract:

privacy, unique identifiers

33.

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 64 (277,828)

Abstract:

privacy, payments

34.

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 63 (262,622)

Abstract:

class actions, settlement, preclusion, Google Books

35.

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 56 (266,900)

Abstract:

Google Books, Google Books settlement, Authors Guild v. Google

36.

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
Downloads 56 (282,415)

Abstract:

privacy, anonymity, defamation, John Doe subpoena, Internet harassment

37.

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
Downloads 51 (299,362)

Abstract:

koans, equity

38.

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 38 (342,518)

Abstract:

D is for Digitize, Google, Google Books Settlement

39.

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 37 (324,220)

Abstract:

censorship, filtering, Internet, legal process

40.

Regulation by Software

114 Yale L.J. 1719 (2005)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Nov 2013
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 24 (333,084)
Citation 6

Abstract:

software, regulation, regulation by software, code is law

41.

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 18 (336,223)

Abstract:

search, search engines, Google

42.

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 12 (465,162)

Abstract:

email, spam, policy, Internet

43.

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 0 (166,255)

Abstract:

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

44.

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 0 (99,510)

Abstract:

copyright, computers, artificial intelligence, Musikalisches Würfelspiel

Other Papers (2)

Total Downloads: 308    Citations: 0
1.

SSRN Considered Harmful

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Mar 2007
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 201

Abstract:

2.

Scholars, Teachers, and Servants

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
James Grimmelmann
Cornell Law School
Downloads 0

Abstract:

higher education, legal education, research, scholarship, teaching, service, tenure, academic freedom