Christopher Buccafusco

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor of Law; Director, Intellectual Property & Information Law Program; Associate Dean for Faculty Development

55 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10003

United States

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain?: Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Paul J. Heald
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Downloads 1,289 (16,297)
Citation 10

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copyright, term, extension, underexploitation, over-exploitation, Disney, Mickey Mouse, tarnishment, debasement, market, value, experiment, economics, intellectual property

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Valuing Intellectual Property: An Experiment

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 91, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 1,214 (17,834)
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Copyright, Patent, Willingness-to-Pay, Licensing, Behavioral Law and Economics, Intellectual Property, Experimental Economics, Endowment Effect

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Welfare as Happiness

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, p. 1583, 2010
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 May 2009 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Happiness and Punishment

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, 2009
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2010
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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punishment, utilitarian, retributivist, happiness, prison, health, deterrence, unemployment

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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
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 949 (25,650)
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Copyright, Patent, Willingness to Accept, WTA, Decision Making, Bargaining, Bias, Behavioral Law and Economics, Psychology

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On the Legal Consequences of Sauces: Should Thomas Keller's Recipes Be Per Se Copyrightable?

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 09-017
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2009
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Recipes, Copyright, Food, Intellectual Property, Chefs, Norms

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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
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, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Management
Downloads 775 (34,151)
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copyright, patent, attribution, publication, reputation, behavioral economics, moral rights, experiment

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Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis

62 Duke Law Journal 1603 (2013)
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2014
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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cost-benefit analysis, regulation, EPA, welfare, well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, risk, value of life, willingness to pay, QALY

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Fashion's Function in Intellectual Property Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 51, 2017
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne C. Fromer
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 637 (44,527)
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Copyright, Patent, Design, Trademark, Function, Utility, Cheerleading, Costume, Dress, Clothing, Garment

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A Theory of Copyright Authorship

102 Virginia Law Review 1229-1295 (2016)
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 11 Sep 2016
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Intellectual Property, ownership, creativity, expression, idea, dichotomy, subject matter, theory, senses

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Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Laws’ Creativity Thresholds

Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1921, 2014
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 May 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2014
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Management, 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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Making Sense of Intellectual Property Law

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, p. 501, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Feb 2020
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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aesthetics, functionality, utility, creativity, design, useful articles, expression

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Functionality Screens

103 Virginia Law Review 1293 (2017)
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Mark A. Lemley
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Stanford Law School
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Hedonic Adaptation and the Settlement of Civil Lawsuits

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, p. 1516, 2008
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2009
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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hedonic, adaptation, happiness, litigation, lawsuits, settlement, civil, behavioral, economics, trial, process, cost-benefit

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Retribution and the Experience of Punishment

California Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 5, October 2010
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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punishment, retribution, adaptation, prison, incarceration

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Intelligent Design

Duke Law Journal, Vol. 68, p. 75 (2018)
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Mark A. Lemley and Jonathan S. Masur
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Stanford Law School and University of Chicago - Law School
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utilitarian, trade dress, Star Athletica, useful article, pictorial, PTO, obvious, novelty, separability, apple, fashion, duration, trademark

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Innovation and Incarceration: An Economic Analysis of Criminal Intellectual Property Law

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 275-334 (2014)
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 100, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2016
Christopher Buccafusco and Dave Fagundes
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Houston Law Center
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intellectual property, harm, economics, fair use, damages, injunctions, litigation, behavior, motivation

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The Nature of Sequential Innovation

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, 2017
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Stefan Bechtold and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, ETH Zürich and New York University School of Law
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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
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
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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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Testing Tarnishment in Trademark and Copyright Law: The Effect of Pornographic Versions of Protected Marks and Works

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 94, 2017
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 09 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2017
Christopher Buccafusco, Paul J. Heald and Wen Bu
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, University of Illinois College of Law and Independent
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tarnishment, dilution, copyright, infringement, parody, satire, survey, empirical, intellectual property, experiment

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Well-Being and Public Policy

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 707
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2017
John Bronsteen, Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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subjective well-being, willingness to pay, willingness to accept, welfare, health, environment, pollution, value of statistical life, affective forecasting

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Innovation Heuristics: Experiments on Sequential Creativity in Intellectual Property

Indiana Law Journal, 2016, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 17 Dec 2015
Stefan Bechtold, Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
ETH Zürich, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
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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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Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare

University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 790
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Welfare, Happiness, Preferences, Objective Theories, Consequentialism, Deontology, Drugs, Electronics

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Spiritualism and Will(s) in the Age of Contract

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Feb 2008
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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volition, insanity, age of contract, wills, science, culture

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Authorship and the Boundaries of Copyright: Ideas, Expressions, and Functions in Yoga, Choreography, and Other Works

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2016) Forthcoming
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2016
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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idea, expression, dichotomy, functionality, dance, movement, boundaries

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Forgetting Functionality

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 166, p. 119 (2017)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne C. Fromer
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Copyright, Patent, Design, Function, Utility, PGS, Useful Articles, Statutory Interpretation, Cheerleading, Dress, Clothing, Garment

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The Design Patent Bar: An Occupational Licensing Failure

Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 37, 2019
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2019
Christopher Buccafusco and Jeanne Curtis
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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intellectual property, gender bias, STEM, technology, women, occupational licensing, patent, trademark, access, legal profession, administrative, standards

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Preserving Film Preservation from the Right of Publicity

2018 Cardozo Law Review de novo 1
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 May 2018
Christopher Buccafusco, Jared Vasconcellos Grubow and Ian J. Postman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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Right of publicity, remaster, preservation, first amendment, free speech, preempt, privacy

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Disability and Design

New York University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 27 Feb 2020
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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disability, disabled, design, innovation, user, civil rights, ADA, institution, prostheses, accommodation, patent, IP, antitrust, social welfare, tort

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Drugs, Patents, and Well-Being

Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2020
Christopher Buccafusco and Jonathan S. Masur
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Law School
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intellectual property, health, well-being, patent, happiness, welfare, incentives, me too, drug, pharmaceutical, pharma, QALY, Hatch, Waxman, medical, innovation, orphan