Copyright’s Memory Hole, __ BYU L. Rev. __ (2019) (with Jessica Silbey)

Why Section 230 Is Better Than the First Amendment, Notre Dame R. Rev. Online (2019)

The Crisis of Online Contracts (as Told in 10 Memes)

An Overview of the United States’ Section 230 Internet Immunity, The Oxford Handbook of Online Intermediary Liability (Giancarlo Frosio, ed.)



The Complicated Story of FOSTA and Section 230, 17 First Amendment L. Rev. 279 (2019)

Emojis and the Law, 93 Wash. L. Rev. 1227 (2018)

Advertising Law: Cases and Materials (4th edition 2018) (with Rebecca Tushnet)

Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Cases (with Angie Jin), 14 I/S: J.L. & Pol’y for the Info. Society 283 (2018)

Internet Law Cases and Materials (July 2018 edition)

Emojis and Intellectual Property, WIPO Magazine, June 2018, at 32 (with Gabriella Ziccarelli)

Understanding the Consumer Review Fairness Act, 24 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 1 (2017)

The Ten Most Important Section 230 Rulings, 20 Tulane J. Tech. & IP 1 (2017)

Internet Law Cases and Materials (July 2017 edition)

The Defend Trade Secrets Act Isn’t an Intellectual Property Law, 33 Santa Clara High Tech. L.J. 541 (2017)

Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (3d edition 2016) (with Rebecca Tushnet)

Internet Law Cases and Materials (May 2016 edition)

Regulation of Lawyers’ Use of Competitive Keyword Advertising, 2016 U. Ill. L. Rev. 103 (with Angel Reyes III)

Ex Parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets Act, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 284 (2015)

Self-Publishing an Electronic Casebook Benefited Our Readers—and Us, 11 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 49 (2015) (with Rebecca Tushnet)

Internet Law Cases and Materials (July 2015 edition)

Internet Law Cases and Materials (July 2014 edition)

Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (2d edition 2014) (with Rebecca Tushnet)

The Irony of Privacy Class Action Lawsuits, 10 J. Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 309 (2012)

Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (1st edition 2012) (with Rebecca Tushnet)

Online User Account Termination and 47 U.S.C. §230(c)(2), 2 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 659 (2012)

Revisiting Search Engine Bias, 38 William Mitchell L. Rev. 96 (2011)

Regulating Reputation, in The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions are Reshaping the Offline World 51 (Hassan Masum and Mark Tovey eds.) (MIT Press, 2011)
Edited version republished as The Regulation of Reputational Information in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet 193 (Berin Szoka & Adam Marcus eds.) (2010)

Wikipedia’s Labor Squeeze and its Consequences, 8 J. Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 157 (2010)
Republished in InformIT.com, July 8 and July 15, 2010

Brand Spillovers, 22 Harvard J. L. & Tech. 381 (2009)

Teaching Cyberlaw, 52 St. Louis U. L.J. 749 (2008)

Online Word of Mouth and Its Implications for Trademark Law, in Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research 404 (Graeme B. Dinwoodie and Mark D. Janis eds.) (Edward Elgar Press, 2008)
Republished in Trademarks: Online Protection (P. Solomon Vinay Kumar ed.) (Amicus Books 2008)

Co-Blogging Law, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1169 (2006)
Republished in InformIT.com, Feb. 15 and 22, 2008
Edited version published as No Safety in Numbers, Blogger & Podcaster Mag., Aug. 2007, at 20

Stealth Risks of Regulating Stealth Marketing, 85 Texas L. Rev. See Also 11 (2006)

A Coasean Analysis of Marketing, 2006 Wis. L. Rev. 1151

Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism, 8 Yale J. L. & Tech. 188 (Spring 2006)
Republished in InformIT.com, Sept. 22, 2006
Republished in Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives 121 (Amanda Spink & Michael Zimmer, eds.) (Springer 2008)
Edited version republished in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet 461 (Berin Szoka & Adam Marcus eds.) (2010)

Data Mining and Attention Consumption, in Privacy and Technologies of Identity: A Cross-Disciplinary Conversation 225 (Katherine Strandburg & Daniela Raicu, eds. 2005)

Speech Showdowns at the Virtual Corral, 21 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 845 (2005)
Republished as Online Gaming and Free Speech: Showdown at the Virtual Corral, InformIT.com, Aug. 12, 2005

Deregulating Relevancy in Internet Trademark Law, 54 Emory L.J. 507 (2005)

The Challenges of Regulating Warez Trading, Soc. Sci. Computer Rev., Spring 2005, at 24

Warez Trading and Criminal Copyright Infringement, 51 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 395 (2004)
Republished in InformIT.com, Jan. 23, 2004 and Apr. 9, 2004
A modified version republished as The Law of Warez Trading, Journal of Internet Law, Jan. 2005

Where’s the Beef? Dissecting Spam’s Purported Harms, 22 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 13 (2003)

A Road to No Warez: the No Electronic Theft Act and Criminal Copyright Infringement, 82 Or. L. Rev. 369 (2003)

The Intellectual Property Renaissance in Cyberspace: Why Copyright Law Could be Unimportant on the Internet, 12 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 15 (1997)

Computer Bulletin Board Technology: Sysop Control and Liability in a Decentralized Information Economy, International Symposium on Technology and Society 1993 Conference Proceedings 191 (1993)

Cyberspace, the Free Market, and the Free Marketplace of Ideas: Recognizing Legal Differences in Computer Bulletin Board Functions, 16 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 87 (1993)



An Introduction to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), July 2018

Of Course the First Amendment Protects Google and Facebook (and It’s Not a Close Question), a response to Heather Whitney’s paper, Search Engines, Social Media, and the Editorial Analogy, Knight First Amendment Institute’s Emerging Threats series, February 2018

Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, December 2017 (based on written testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology)

Sex Trafficking Exceptions to Section 230, September 2017 (based on written testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)

Surveying the Law of Emojis, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper, 8-17 (May 2017)

Writing Tenure Review Letters: My Top 10 Suggestions, 19 Green Bag 2d 357 (2016)
                  Republished in Inside Higher Ed, January 19, 2017
See also the micro-symposium of responses, 20 Green Bag 2d 290-303

An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, November 2015 (based on written testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)

How the DMCA’s Online Copyright Safe Harbor Failed, 3 NTUT J. Intell. Prop. L. & Mgmt. 195 (2014)
Republished in 18 Korea Univ. L. Rev. 103 (2015)

Do We Need a New Federal Trade Secret Law?, September 2014 (based on Tertium Quid post)

Legal Column: Patients’ Online Reviews of Physicians, Medical Ethics (a journal published by Lahey Health), Fall 2013, at 6

The Implications of Excluding State Crimes from 47 U.S.C. §230’s Immunity, July 2013 (based on Tertium Quid posts)

Congratulations! Now What?  An Essay of Advice for the Newly Tenured Professor, Inside Higher Ed, May 31, 2013

Fixing Software Patents, January 2013 (based on Tertium Quid posts)

A Century of Trademark Law: Looking Back and Looking Forward, 101 Trademark Rep. 1801 (2011) [speech transcript]

Unregulating Online Harassment, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 59 (2010)

I’m Not Sure I Want to Be Ethan Leib’s Friend Any More, A Comment on Ethan Leib’s Friends as Fiduciaries article as part of the Fourth Annual Conglomerate Junior Scholars Workshop, The Conglomerate, July 30, 2008

Integrating Contract Drafting Skills and Doctrine, 12 J. Legal Writing Institute 209 (2007)

Symposium Presentation: Doing Internet Co-Branding Agreements, 22 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 221 (2000) [speech transcript]

Understanding Internet Co-Branding Agreements, 16 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 65 (1999) (co-authored with Candice Lee).  Includes a provider-favorable co-branding agreement and a brander-favorable co-branding agreement

The Role of Certification Authorities in Consumer Transactions: A Report of the ILPF Working Group on Certification Authority Practices, Internet Law & Policy Forum Working Paper (1997) (co-authored with Terry Maher and Brad Biddle)

Electronic Networks and Computer Bulletin Boards: Developing a Legal Regime to Fit the Technology, Spring 1994



Letter on behalf of 41 California privacy experts to the California legislature regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act, January 2019

Letter to the Food & Drug Administration regarding the Use of the Names of Dairy Foods in the Labeling of Plant-Based Products (FDA-2018-N-3522), November 2018 (with Kim Boyle)

Letter to Florida Bar regarding proposed amendments to Rule 4-7.13 and lawyers’ use of competitive keyword advertising, November 2018 (with Lyrissa Lidsky)

Letter to Florida Bar regarding proposed amendments to Rule 4-7.13 and lawyers’ use of competitive keyword advertising, July 2018 (with Lyrissa Lidsky and Rebecca Tushnet)

Letter on behalf of 39 individuals and 16 organizations to NAFTA negotiators regarding NAFTA and Internet Immunity, January 2018

Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017, response to Questions for the Record, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Technology, November 2017.

Comments on the Copyright Office’s proposed revisions to the DMCA agent designation process (In the Matter of Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement, 37 CFR Part 201, Docket No COLC-2016-0006-0001), June 2016 (with Electronic Frontier Foundation and Organization of Transformative Works)

Letter on behalf of 42 law professors opposing the Defend Trade Secrets Act, Nov. 2015

Letter on behalf of 59 law professors and legal scholars in support of the SPEAK FREE Act (proposed federal anti-SLAPP legislation), Sept. 2015

Garcia v. Google, appeal to the Ninth Circuit (amicus brief supporting Google/YouTube on behalf of Internet Law professors), Nov. 2014 (with Venkat Balasubramani)

PDX v. Hardin, amicus letter to the California Supreme Court in support of a petition for review, Sept. 2014

Garcia v. Google, request for en banc rehearing by the Ninth Circuit (amicus brief on behalf of Internet Law professors), April 2014 (with Venkat Balasubramani)

Comments on Florida State Bar Standing Committee on Advertising’s Proposed Advisory Opinion A-12-1 regarding keyword advertising and other online marketing practices, April 2013 (with Faye Jones, Lyrissa Lidsky and Jake McGowan)

Comments on the Copyright Office’s proposed revisions to the DMCA agent designation process, November 2011 (with Corynne McSherry of the EFF and Jason Schultz)

Comments on the Securities and Exchange Commission Guidance on the Use of Company Web Sites, Nov. 2008

Rescuecom, Inc. v. Google, Inc., appeal to the Second Circuit (amicus brief on behalf of intellectual property law professors), Feb. 2007 (with Stacey Dogan)

WhenU.com, Inc. v. Utah, motion for preliminary injunction filed with the Utah State District Court (amicus brief on behalf of FindWhat.com), May 2004

Comments on sentencing guidelines for spam, March 2004 (with Michael O’Hear)

1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. WhenU.com, Inc., appeal to the Second Circuit (amicus brief on behalf of Electronic Frontier Foundation), Feb. 2004 (with Cindy Cohn and Fred von Lohmann)



Technology & Marketing Law Blog (http://blog.ericgoldman.org), 2005-
Syndicated via Newstex, 2008-
Columnist (“From Eric’s Blog”), Cyberspace Lawyer, 2006-
Selected posts republished in Ars Technica, Techdirt, CircleID, Internet Law & Business and Computer Law Reporter, Technology | Academics | Policy, and the Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Newsletter

Goldman’s Observations Blog (http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal), 2005-

Tertium Quid at Forbes (http://blogs.forbes.com/ericgoldman/), 2012-16

ContractsProf Blog (http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/), 2005-07

Guest blogging at Concurring Opinions, Jan.-Feb. 2007



“Content Moderation and Removal,” Techdirt, 2018.

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Internet Law’s Most Important Judicial Decision,” Law.com, 2017

“Can Technology Rescue Democracy?,” The Atlantic, 2017

“Solutions to the Software Patent Problem,” Wired, 2012



A Look At One Law School’s Privacy Certificate Employment Outcomes, IAPP Privacy Advisor, Sept. 25, 2018

The California Consumer Privacy Act Should Be Condemned, Not Celebrated, IAPP Daily Dashboard, July 27, 2018

It’s Time to Talk About Internet Companies’ Content Moderation Operations, Techdirt, January 28, 2018

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Internet Law’s Most Important Judicial Decision, Law.com, November 10, 2017 (with Jeff Kosseff)

Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why?, Law.com, November 10, 2017

Congress Is About To Eviscerate Its Greatest Online Free Speech Achievement, ACS Blog, Sept. 11, 2017

Are you Kinning me? Microsoft beats trademark lawsuit over Kinect, GeekWire, Feb. 6, 2012

Top Internet Law Developments of 2010, InformIT.com, Jan. 25, 2011

The Problems with Google House Ads, Search Engine Land, Aug. 18, 2010
Republished in Gizmodo, p2pnet and Business Insider on Aug. 23, 2010

Top Cyberlaw Developments of 2009, Internet Law & Business, Feb. 2010, at 89
Republished in E-Commerce Law Report, Feb. 2010

Implications of Lori Drew’s Conviction, LexisNexis® Mealey’s™ Litigation Report Cyber Tech & E-Commerce, Jan. 2009

The Third Wave of Internet Exceptionalism, Santa Clara Magazine, Winter 2008
Republished in The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet 165 (Berin Szoka & Adam Marcus eds.) (2010)
Republished in InformIT.com, Feb. 23, 2009

Affiliate Marketing: The Good and Bad, InformIT.com, Aug. 5, 2008
Republished as Affiliate Liability Extravaganza, e-Commerce L. Rep., Aug. 2008, at 1

Top Cyberlaw Developments of 2007, InformIT.com, Jan. 11, 2008

The Best and Worst Internet Laws, InformIT.com, Apr. 20, 2007

Grokster Commentary, CIPerati, Sept. 2005

Will the Adware Industry Beat Spitzer?, CNET News.com, Aug. 2, 2005
Republished in CIPerati, Sept. 2005

A Web Site for Hunting Poses Questions About Killing, S.J. Mercury News, July 25, 2005
Republished in at least 15 other newspapers

SCO and the Battle Over UNIX: A Clear Explanation, InformIT.com, June 18, 2004 (co-authored with Michael Faulkner)
Republished in Cyberspace Lawyer, June 2004
Republished as The Battle Over UNIX: SCO v. Linux, AIX And The Open Source Community, CIPerati, August 2004

Congress, the New Copyright Bully, CNET News.com, Aug. 6, 2003

Spam is Just a Byproduct of Our Media-Saturated World, S.J. Mercury News, July 1, 2003, at 6B
Republished as Hate Spam? Just Hit Delete, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Aug. 11, 2003
Republished as In Defense of Spam, E-Commerce Law Report, June 2003, at 2

No Electronic Theft Act Proves a Partial Success, National Law Journal, March 17, 2003, at B9 (co-authored with Julia Gladstone)
Republished as No Electronic Theft is a Partial Success, e-Commerce Law & Strategy, April 2003, at 1
Republished in New Jersey Law Journal, Aug. 11, 2003

Drafting Enforceable Arbitration Clauses for Online Businesses, E-Commerce Law Report, Dec. 2002 – Jan. 2003, at 20 (co-authored with Christopher Smith)

The Privacy Hoax, Forbes, Oct. 14, 2002, at 42
Republished as Let Markets Regulate, Not State, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Nov. 13, 2002, at 6
Republished as The Internet Privacy Fallacy, Computer & Internet Lawyer, Jan. 2003, at 20
Republished as Does Online Privacy ‘Really’ Matter? ‘No’ According to Consumers, CircleID, Sept. 12, 2003

Do Internet Companies Overuse Nondisclosure Agreements?, E-Commerce Law Report, July 2001, at 10
Republished in Computer & Internet Lawyer, Oct. 2001, at 18
Republished in Internet Law & Business, Nov. 2001, at 36
Republished as You Can’t Say That, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Monitor (Recorder Supplement), July/Aug. 2001, at 14
Republished as Potential Drawbacks of a Company’s Overuse of Nondisclosure Agreements, Start-Up & Emerging Companies Strategist, Aug. 2001, at 1

Here’s the Deal—Avoiding Common Internet Co-Branding Pitfalls, Build Brand Value Newsletter, Spring 2000

New Email Laws Create New Legal Issues, Cyberspace Lawyer, Nov. 1999, at 2 (co-authored with Max Ochoa)
Republished in Project Cool Future Focus, Oct. 16, 1999
Republished as Stupid Email Tricks, Industry Standard, Oct. 22, 1999
Republished as Stupid Email Tricks…Or Stupid Email Laws?, Boardwatch, Dec. 1999

Play or Fold: Write Online Gambling Regulations Clearly and Precisely, or Not at All, San Francisco Daily Journal, Feb. 11, 1999, at 4
Republished as Regulating Internet Gambling, Cyberspace Lawyer, Mar. 1999, at 9

Website Provider Liability for User Content and Actions, Multimedia & Web Strategist, Jan. 1999, at 1
Republished in eCommerce Strategies for Success in the Digital Economy Conference Proceedings, at 91 (1999)

Drafting a Privacy Policy?  Beware!, Cyberspace Lawyer, July/Aug. 1998, at 2
Republished as Is Your System Safe?, IP Magazine (Recorder Supplement), Aug. 1998, at 6
Republished in Fifth Annual Seminar on Legal and Business Aspects of the Internet Conference Proceedings, at 301 (1998)

A Fresh Look at Web Development and Hosting Agreements, Journal of Internet Law, May 1998, at 7 (including sample agreement)
Republished in Multimedia & Web Strategist, Apr. 1998, at 1
Republished in Internet Law & Business, Nov./Dec. 1999, at 33 (including sample Web Development and Hosting Agreement)
Republished in Second Annual Internet Law Institute Conference Proceedings, at 399 (1998) (including sample agreement)
Republished as Reaching Compromises While Negotiating Web Development and Hosting Agreements, E-Commerce Law Report, Oct. 1998, at 4 (including sample agreement)
Republished in eCommerce Strategies for Success in the Digital Economy Conference Proceedings, at 91 (1999) (including sample agreement)

Private Label and Co-Branding Deals: New Deal-Making Paradigms on the Internet (including sample agreements), Journal of Internet Law, Aug. 1997, at 11
Republished in Cyberspace Law School ‘98 Conference Proceedings, at 663 (1998)
Republished in Third Annual Internet Law Institute Conference Proceedings, at 583 (1999)

What You Need to Know About Reno v. ACLU, Internet Newsletter: Legal & Business Aspects, July 1997, at 3 (co-authored with Wendy Leibowitz)

System Operator Liability: What Have We Learned?, Boardwatch, Apr. 1997
Republished as Thirteen Years: What Have We Learned?, Project Cool Future Focus, Mar. 1, 1997
Republished in SUG West San Francisco Conference Proceedings & Program, at 51 (1997)

Copy Control, San Francisco Daily Journal, Dec. 26, 1996, at 7 (co-authored with Shawn Molodow)

Top 10 Legal Issues for Clients of Web Developers, Advertising Age’s Net Marketing, Dec. 1996

Pitfalls In Outsourcing Your Website, Computer Law Strategist, Nov. 1996, at 1

Cache-22, IP Magazine (Recorder Supplement), Summer 1996, at 15
Republished in Project Cool Future Focus, Sept. 1996
Republished as Caching on the Internet, Cyberspace Lawyer, Oct. 1996, at 2
Republished as To Cache or Not to Cache, Legal Times Special Report on Intellectual Property, Dec. 9, 1996, at 44

Stern v. Delphi: Are Online Services “News Disseminators”?, Boardwatch, Aug. 1995, at 110

Intellectual Property Protection Regimes in the Age of the Internet, CNI-Copyright, Mar. 1995

War of the Cancelbots!, 1995



What Makes the Privacy Law Certificate Special?, Santa Clara Law, Spring 2017

Find Kitty Nala (2016) (with Lisa Goldman)

Introducing the New Privacy Law Certificate, The Advocate (Santa Clara University School of Law), Nov. 2014

Co-author of the DoctoredReviews website, 2011

Foreword to Gail A. Schlachter & R. David Weber, How to Pay for Your Law Degree (Reference Service Press 2003)

A Faculty Member’s Perspective on the Golden Leagle, Golden Leagle, Aug. 2003, at 2

My First Three Months in an Internet Start-Up, E-Commerce Law Report, Sept. 2000
Republished in Fourth Annual Internet Law Institute Conference Proceedings (2000)
Republished in E-Commerce Law School ‘00 Conference Proceedings, at 3 (2000)

Eric’s Tips to Surviving the California Bar Exam, The Advocate (Santa Clara University School of Law), Mar. 1999, at 3
Republished in The Advocate, Apr. 2001

Form Internet and Email Use Policy, Fifth Annual Seminar on Legal and Business Aspects of the Internet Conference Proceedings, at 313 (1998)

Generating Revenues from Websites, Boardwatch, July 1995, at 60
Republished in Intelligence (South Africa), 1996 spec. ed., at 46

Cyberspace Law Review Bibliography, Information Law Alert, Feb. 10, 1995 at 4

Internet Trademarks and Domain Name Legal Bibliography, Patents.com, 1994 to Mar. 1996

Real Estate Dictionary” Book Review, 27 Reference Q. 576 (RQ), Summer 1988

Seeds of Peace” Book Review, 26 Reference Q. 522 (RQ), Summer 1987