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Dotan Oliar

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Archived Biography:

Research interests: Intellectual Property, Property, Cyberlaw

Education: LL.B. magna cum laude and B.A. (Philosophy) magna cum laude, Tel-Aviv University, 1999; LL.M. (waived), Harvard University, 2001 (Thesis won the Irving Oberman Memorial Award for the Best Paper on “Internet and the Law”)

Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, Fellow, 2002 – present
Olin Center for Law, Economics and Business, Harvard Law School, Fellow, 2001 – present
Clark Byse Teaching Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2003
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, N.Y., Summer Associate, 2002
Supreme Court of Israel, Justice Jacob Kedmi, Clerk, 1999 – 2000
Tel-Aviv University Excellence Program, Fellow, 1995 - 1998

Publications and works in progress:
- Incentives to Create under a "Lifetime-Plus-Years" Copyright Duration: Lessons from a Behavioral Economic Analysis for Eldred v. Ashcroft, subsequently published in 36 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 437 (2002) (with Avishalom Tor)
- The Emergence and Disappearance of Intellectual Property Rights

Teaching and research activities:
Taught a seven-meeting workshop and organized a reading group on economic analysis of intellectual property, was a teaching assistant for the Internet Law Colloquium, co-authored teaching modules for Berkman’s Internet Law Program, established Berkman’s Research Publication Series and participated in the institutional design of Creative ommons, a non-profit that enhances sharing and cumulative production of intellectual property.


Aug 4, 2002

Incentives to Create Under a "Lifetime-Plus-Years" Copyright Duration

In this Article, we highlight for the first time some of the significant but hitherto unrecognized behavioral effects of copyright law on individuals' incentives to create and… More


Apr 6, 2005 @ 6:00 PM

"The Origins & Meaning of the Intellectual Property Clause"

Dotan Oliar, Berkman Fellow

Dotan Oliar, Berkman Fellow, The Origins and Meaning of the Intellectual Property Clause More