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Archived Biography: Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law.  She is also Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.  Her principal area of expertise is intellectual property law. She has written and spoken extensively about the challenges that new information technologies are posing for public policy and traditional legal regimes and is an advisor for the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. Since 2002, she has also been an honorary professor at the University of Amsterdam.


Aug 29, 2008

New opportunities with Berkman Center friends

The UC Berkeley School of Law is seeking a clinical professor to serve as the director of the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic. And Stanford Law School has…


Copyright Reform: Seminar - Fall 2007

This seminar will consider whether the current U.S. copyright law should be reformed and how such a reform might be come about and what some of its features might be.

Copyright - Fall 2007

The principal features of U.S. copyright law include: what is (and is not) copyrightable subject matter, the originality and fixation requirements for copyright protection,…


Sep 24, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

Functionality and Expression in Computer Programs: What the Federal Court got wrong in Oracle v. Google

with Pam Samuelson

Renowned copyright scholar and expert Pam Samuelson of University of California at Berkeley will share her views on Oracle v. Google in a talk that addresses the court’s approach…

Oct 30, 2014 @ 3:30 PM

Authorship in the Digital World: How to Make It Thrive

An Authors Alliance event

In order for authors to navigate these turbulent waters, they need to be strategic in their partnerships and careful in contracting. Copyright is supposed to help even authors…

Dec 6, 2007 @ 2:38 AM

Preliminary Thoughts on Copyright Reform

Pam Samuelson, Professor of Law at UC Berkley, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Berkman Center Faculty Fellow

Pam Samuelson offered thoughts about why copyright reform is needed, why it will be difficult to undertake, and why notwithstanding these difficulties, it may nonetheless be worth…