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James Boyle

Duke Law School
William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law
James Boyle is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School, and was one of the founding Board Members of Creative Commons. He is the author of the books The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale Univ. Press 2008) and Shamans and Software and Spleens: Law and Construction of the Information Society (Harvard Univ. Press 1996). He is the co-author of the casebook Intellectual Property: Law & the Information Society (4th ed, 2018), and two educational comic books, Theft! A History of Music, a 2000-year history of musical borrowing, and Bound By Law?, about fair use and documentary film. Boyle received the 2003 World Technology Award for Law for his work on the "intellectual ecology" of the public domain and on the new "enclosure movement" that seems to threaten it, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's 2010 Pioneer Award for his work "to celebrate and protect the values of cultural and scientific openness." Apart from his academic work, Boyle has written for The New York Times, The Financial Times, and many other newspapers and magazines.

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