Christopher Buccafusco

Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Professor of Law

55 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10003

United States

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1.

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
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 962 (14,838)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Copyright, Patent, Willingness-to-Pay, Licensing, Behavioral Law and Economics, Intellectual Property, Experimental Economics, Endowment Effect

2.

Welfare as Happiness

Georgetown Law Journal, Vol. 98, p. 1583, 2010, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 468, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 08-31, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper Series No. 2009-007
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
Downloads 962 (16,049)
Citation 1

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3.

Happiness and Punishment

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 76, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 424, U of Chicago, Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 230, U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE08-029, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-024
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
Downloads 821 (21,009)
Citation 4

Abstract:

punishment, utilitarian, retributivist, happiness, prison, health, deterrence, unemployment

4.

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

Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Forthcoming, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2012-04
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 727 (16,362)

Abstract:

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

5.

The Creativity Effect

University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 78, p. 31, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
Christopher Buccafusco and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
Downloads 663 (21,598)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Copyright, Patent, Willingness to Accept, WTA, Decision Making, Bargaining, Bias, Behavioral Law and Economics, Psychology

6.

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, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1121, 2007
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2009
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Downloads 608 (26,850)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Recipes, Copyright, Food, Intellectual Property, Chefs, Norms

7.

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, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
Downloads 555 (29,326)

Abstract:

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

8.

Well-Being Analysis vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis

62 Duke Law Journal 1603 (2013), Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-05
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
Downloads 522 (32,772)
Citation 1

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, regulation, EPA, welfare, well-being, happiness, life satisfaction, risk, value of life, willingness to pay, QALY

9.

Hedonic Adaptation and the Settlement of Civil Lawsuits

Columbia Law Review, Vol. 108, p. 1516, 2008, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 391, Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 09-013
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
Downloads 435 (50,924)
Citation 4

Abstract:

hedonic, adaptation, happiness, litigation, lawsuits, settlement, civil, behavioral, economics, trial, process, cost-benefit

10.

Retribution and the Experience of Punishment

California Law Review, Vol. 98, No. 5, October 2010, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 321
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
Downloads 405 (53,836)
Citation 1

Abstract:

punishment, retribution, adaptation, prison, incarceration

11.

Making Sense of Intellectual Property Law

Cornell Law Review, Vol. 97, p. 501, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2012
Christopher Buccafusco
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Downloads 369 (54,145)

Abstract:

aesthetics, functionality, utility, creativity, design, useful articles, expression

12.

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

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 87, pp. 275-334 (2014), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 649, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 435, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-34
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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13.

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
Yeshiva University - 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
Downloads 286 (45,616)

Abstract:

intellectual property, copyright, patent, creativity, experiment, incentive, thresholds

14.

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
Downloads 195 (121,599)

Abstract:

volition, insanity, age of contract, wills, science, culture

15.

Well-Being and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, Volume I: Methodology and Concepts, pp. 381-405 (Francisco Parisi ed., 2017), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 707 (2d Series), U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 495, Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper No. 2014-29, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-019
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
Downloads 143 (127,340)

Abstract:

subjective well-being, willingness to pay, willingness to accept, welfare, health, environment, pollution, value of statistical life, affective forecasting

16.

The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 100, Forthcoming, Southwestern Law School Research Paper No. 2015-12, U of Houston Law Center No. 2016-A-26
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
Downloads 126 (90,347)

Abstract:

intellectual property, harm, economics, fair use, damages, injunctions, litigation, behavior, motivation

17.

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
Downloads 18 (68,182)

Abstract:

Intellectual Property, ownership, creativity, expression, idea, dichotomy, subject matter, theory, senses

18.

Forgetting Functionality

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Vol. 166, Forthcoming , Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 525, NYU School of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 17-33
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 16 Sep 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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Abstract:

Copyright, Patent, Design, Function, Utility, PGS, Useful Articles, Statutory Interpretation, Cheerleading, Dress, Clothing, Garment

19.

Intellectual Property Law and the Promotion of Welfare

Forthcoming in Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (Vol. I -- Theory) Ben Depoorter & Peter Menell, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing), University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 790, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 607
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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Abstract:

Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Welfare, Happiness, Preferences, Objective Theories, Consequentialism, Deontology, Drugs, Electronics

20.

The Nature of Sequential Innovation

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 59, 2017, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 510
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 24 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2017
Christopher Buccafusco, Stefan Bechtold and Christopher Jon Sprigman
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, ETH Zurich and New York University School of Law
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Abstract:

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

21.

Functionality Screens

Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 2888094, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 509
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Christopher Buccafusco and Mark A. Lemley
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Stanford Law School
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22.

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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Abstract:

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

23.

Fashion's Function in Intellectual Property Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 93, 2017, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 22 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 15 Aug 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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Abstract:

Copyright, Patent, Design, Trademark, Function, Utility, Cheerleading, Costume, Dress, Clothing, Garment

24.

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

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2016) Forthcoming, Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 490
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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Abstract:

idea, expression, dichotomy, functionality, dance, movement, boundaries

25.

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, Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and New York University School of Law
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Abstract:

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

26.

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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Abstract:

tarnishment, dilution, copyright, infringement, parody, satire, survey, empirical, intellectual property, experiment