Julie E. Cohen

Books -- Book Chapters -- Journal Articles and Essays -- General Interest Articles


Between Truth and Power
(under contract, Oxford University Press).

Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012).

Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 3d ed. 2010 & Supp. 2013; 4th ed. forthcoming 2015) (with Lydia Pallas Loren, Ruth L. Okediji & Maureen A. O’Rourke).


Surveillance vs. Privacy: Effects and Implications,
in David Gray & Stephen E. Henderson, eds., The Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law (forthcoming 2016).

The Surveillance-Innovation Complex: The Irony of the Participatory Turn,” in Darin Barney, et al., eds., The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Between Truth and Power,” in Mireille Hildebrandt and Bibi van den Berg, eds., Information, Freedom and Property: The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology 57-80 (Routledge, 2016).

“The Networked Self in the Modulated Society,” in Wouter de Been & Mireille Hildebrandt, eds., Crossroads in New Media, Identity and Law: The Shape of Diversity to Come 67-79 (Palgrave, 2015).

Configuring the Networked Citizen,” in Lawrence Douglas, Austin Sarat, & Martha Merrill Umphrey, eds., Imagining New Legalities: Privacy and Its Possibilities in the 21st Century 129-53 (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Copyright and Creativity,” in Brian Fitzgerald & Benedict Atkinson, eds., Copyright Future, Copyright Freedom: Proceedings of the Conference at Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia 147-60 (Sydney University Press, 2011).

Copyright, Commodification, and Culture: Locating the Public Domain,” in P.B. Hugenholtz & L. Guibault, eds., The Future of the Public Domain 121-66 (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2006).

The Challenge of Digital Rights Management Technologies,” in Julie M. Esanu & Paul F. Uhlir, eds., The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain: Proceedings of a Symposium 109-16 (Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2003).

Intellectual Property and the Information Economy,” in William Lehr & Lorenzo Pupillo, eds., Cyber Policy and Economics in an Internet Age 95-112 (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002).

Information Rights and Intellectual Freedom,” in Anton Vedder, ed., Ethics and the Internet 11-32 (Antwerp: Intersentia, 2001).

Intellectual Property Rights in Data,” in Information Systems and the Environment 45-55 (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2001) (with William M. Martin).

“WIPO Copyright Treaty Implementation in the U.S.: Will Fair Use Survive?,” in Copyright Elettronico e Licenze Digitali: Dov’e L’Inganno? /  Electronic Copyright and Digital Licensing: Where Are the Pitfalls? 48-57 (Rome: Italian Library Association AIB, 2000).


“Information Privacy Litigation as Bellwether for Institutional Change,” DePaul Law Review (forthcoming 2017).

The Regulatory State in the Information Age,” 17 Theoretical Inquiries in Law 369 (2016).

Property as Institutions for Resources: Lessons from and for IP,” 94 Texas Law Review 1 (2015).

The Zombie First Amendment,” 56 Will
iam & Mary Law Review (forthcoming 2015).

Studying Law Studying Surveillance,” 13 Surveillance & Society 91 (forthcoming 2015).

What Kind of Property Is Intellectual Property? (Eleventh Annual Baker Botts Lecture), 52 Houston Law Review 691 (2015).

What Privacy Is For,” 126 Harvard Law Review 1904 (2013).

Power/Play: Discussion of Configuring the Networked Self,” 6 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 137 (2012).

Irrational Privacy?” 10 Journal of Telecommunications & High Technology Law 241 (2012).

Copyright as Property in the Post-Industrial Economy: A Research Agenda,” 2011 Wisconsin Law Review 141 (2011).

The Inverse Relationship Between Secrecy and Privacy,” Social Research 77(3): 883-98 (2010).

Privacy, Visibility, Transparency, and Exposure,” 75 University of Chicago Law Review 181 (2008).

Network Stories,” 70 Law & Contemporary Problems 91 (2007).

Creativity and Culture in Copyright Theory,” 40 University of California Davis Law Review 1151 (2007).

Cyberspace as/and Space,” 107 Columbia Law Review 210 (2007).

Pervasively Distributed Copyright Enforcement,” 95 Georgetown Law Journal 1 (2006).

The Place of the User in Copyright Law,” 74 Fordham Law Review 347 (2005).

Copyright’s Public-Private Distinction,” 55 Case Western Reserve Law Review 963 (2005).

DRM and Privacy,” 18 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 575 (2003).

Overcoming Property: Does Copyright Trump Privacy?,” 2003 University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy 375 (2003).

Fair Use Infrastructure for Rights Management Systems,” 15 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 41 (2001) (with Dan L. Burk).

Privacy, Ideology, and Technology: A Response to Jeffrey Rosen,” 89 Georgetown Law Journal 2029 (2001).

Patent Scope and Innovation in the Software Industry,” 89 California Law Review 1 (2001) (with Mark A. Lemley).

Copyright and the Perfect Curve,” 53 Vanderbilt Law Review 1799 (2000)

Examined Lives: Informational Privacy and the Subject as Object,” 52 Stanford Law Review 1373 (2000).

WIPO Treaty Implementation in the United States: Will Fair Use Survive?,” 21 European Intellectual Property Review 236 (1999).

Copyright and the Jurisprudence of Self-Help,” 13 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 1089 (1998).

Lochner in Cyberspace: The New Economic Orthodoxy of ‘Rights Management,’” 97 Michigan Law Review 462 (1998).

Some Reflections on Copyright Management Systems and Laws Designed to Protect Them,” 12 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 161 (1997).

A Right to Read Anonymously: A Closer Look at ‘Copyright Management’ in Cyberspace,” 28 Connecticut Law Review 981 (1996).

Reverse Engineering and the Rise of Electronic Vigilantism: Intellectual Property Implications of ‘Lock-Out’ Programs,” 68 Southern California Law Review 1091 (1995).


Digital Rights Management and Privacy,” Communications of the ACM vol. 46:4, 47-49 (Apr. 2003).

Call it the Digital Millennium Censorship Act: Unfair Use,” The New Republic Online, May 23, 2000.