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Archived Biography: Derek is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School, where he will teach courses in intellectual property beginning this fall. From 2004 through 2006, Derek Bambauer was a resident fellow at the Center, where he worked primarily with the OpenNet Initiative, helping its research on Internet filtering, but maintained ties from his student days with the Digital Media Team. Derek's current bio and contact information can be found at his faculty profile on the Wayne State University Law School website.

History
Derek graduated from Harvard College with a degree in History and Science. He spent five years with Lotus Development Corporation (now a division of IBM) as a consultant and systems engineer with Lotus’ consulting branch, as a Web developer who built the original Documentation Library on the Notes.net Web site, and as a technical writer in the Lotus Domino group. His technical specialties included Internet messaging, data backup and recovery through transaction logging, server architecture, and Web development and security. Derek spent the .com doldrums at Harvard Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2004.


Projects & Tools

Digital Media Project (DMP)

The goal of the Digital Media Project is not to advance a simple agenda but instead to help educate stakeholders – government officials, the media, artists, businesspeople, and… More


Publications

Friday, Jan 7, 2005

Content and Control: Assessing the Impact of Policy Choices on Potential Online Business Models in the Music and Film Industries

The online environment and new digital technologies threaten the viability of the music and film industries' traditional business models. The industries have responded by seeking… More

Monday, Jun 14, 2004

iTunes: How Copyright, Contract, and Technology Shape the Business of Digital Media - A Case Study

This paper provides an analysis of Apple’s iTunes Online Music Store. The exploratory case study presented in this document is research in progress. Comments and questions are… More

Friday, Apr 9, 2004

iTunes: How Copyright, Contract, and Technology Shape the Business of Digital Media, Green Paper v 1.2

This Green Paper provides an initial analysis of Apple’s iTunes Online Music Store. The exploratory case study presented in this document is research in progress. Comments and… More


Events

Jul 19, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

The Hacker's Aegis - Protecting Hackers From Lawyers

Derek Bambauer of Brooklyn Law School & Oliver Day

A hacker who finds a weakness in software or a cloud computing service can sell it and get rich, or report it and get sued. How can we change the law to protect researchers and… More

Jul 25, 2006 @ 12:30 PM

Does the Law Make Software Less Secure?

Derek Bambauer

Derek Bambauer on how intellectual property affects software security research. More

Sep 29, 2005 @ 6:00 PM

Derek Bambauer on Copyright, Chris Riley “The Freedom of Tools”

Harvard-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group: September 29, 2005. Derek Bambauer, Berkman Fellow: “Faulty Math: Criticizing Copyright¹s Calculus for Derivative Works” Chris Riley,… More