Jacqueline Lipton

Jacqueline Lipton

Title: David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director, The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology
Department: Law
Office: Room 231A
Phone: 330-972-7898
Email: jlipton@uakron.edu


Professor Lipton joined the faculty in 2014, having previously served as the Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to that, she held faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Nottingham, Monash University and visiting faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Melbourne. She has also held a number of academic administrative positions, including three years as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at Case Western Reserve University, and has served as Co-Director of the Banking Law Center at Monash University and of the Center for Law, Technology, & the Arts at Case Western Reserve University. She was also Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law at Case Western Reserve University.


Prior to her academic work, she practiced as an attorney in the banking and finance area in several Australian commercial law firms and worked briefly as a member of the in-house counsel team at a major Australian bank. Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts. Professor Lipton holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, an LL.B. from the University of Melbourne, an LL.M. from Monash University, a Ph.D. from Griffith University, and an LL.M. and Ph.D. with relation to internet domain names, trademarks and free speech from Cambridge University. Professor Lipton is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the co-author of multiple editions of a leading cyberspace casebook as well as numerous other casebooks and articles, including articles that have been published in leading law reviews in the United States, Europe and Australia. Professor Lipton currently teaches trademark law, cyberlaw, and international intellectual property law.


  • The Criminal Law of Intellectual Property and Information (West 2nd ed. forthcoming 2015) (with Geraldine Moohr and Irina Manta)
  • Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials  (Aspen 4th ed. forthcoming 2015) (with Raymond Ku)
  • Cyberlaw 2.0: The Case for Cyberlaw  (Edward Elgar forthcoming 2014)
  • Copyright and the Commercialization of Fanfiction, __ Hous. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014)
  • Derivative Works 2.0: Reconsidering Transformative Use in the Age of Crowdsourced Creation, __ Nw. U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014) (with J. Tehrarnian)
  • A Taxonomy of Digital Borrowing: Copyright, Derivative Works and Plagiarism in Self-Publishing, ___ Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2014)
  • Copyright, Plagiarism, and Emerging Norms in Digital Publishing, ___ Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. ___ (forthcoming 2014)
  • Digital Video Streaming in the United States Supreme Court: American Broadcasting Commission v Aereo, 88 Australian L.J. 302 (2014)
  • Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in ICANN's New gTLD Process: Debating Top-down Versus Bottom-Up Protections, in Human Rights and Intellectual Property: From Concepts to Practice (C. Geiger ed. forthcoming 2014)
  • Trademarks, Free Speech, and ICANN’s New gTLD Process, in Trademarks, Free Speech, and ICANN’s New gTLD Process, in Trademark Protection and Territoriality Challenges in a Global Economy (I. Calboli and E. Lee, eds, 2014)
  • Making Waste in Cyberspace: ICANN, the GAC, and the New gTLD Process, in Changing Paradigms in Media, Technology and Intellectual Property Law (A. George, ed. forthcoming 2014)
  • Speech for Sale: Commerce and Free Speech in ICANN's new gTLD Process, 87 Australian L.J. 24 (2013)
  • Imperatives of Private Arbitration in International Intellectual Property Disputes, 24 Singapore Acad. L.J. 978 (2012) (with M. Wong)
  • Trademarks and Free Speech in ICANN's new gTLD Process, 38 Monash L. Rev. 188 (2012) (with M. Wong)
  • The Law of the Intermediated Information Exchange, 64 Fla. L. Rev. 1337 (2012)
  • Online Gripesite and ICANN's new gTLD Process, 25 Intell. Prop. J. 195 (2012) (with M. Wong)
  • Cyber-Bullying and the First Amendment, 14 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 99 (2012)
  • Cyberlaw 2.0, in 2 The Law of the Future and the Future of the Law (Torkel Opsahl Academic ePublisher 2012)
  • Combating Cyber-Victimization, 26 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1103 (2011)
  • Violent Video Games and the First Amendment, 85 Australian L.J. 545 (2011)
  • Cyberspace, Exceptionalism, and Innocent Copyright Infringement, 13 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 767 (2011)
  • Moral Rights and Supernatural Fiction: Authorial Dignity, and the New Moral Rights Agendas, 21 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 537 (2011)
  • Internet Domain Names, Trademarks, and Free Speech  (Edward Elgar 2010)
  • Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials  (Aspen 3rd ed. 2010) (with Raymond Ku)
  • Copyright's Twilight Zone: Digital Copyright Lessons from the Vampire Blogosphere, 70 Md. L. Rev. 1 (2010)
  • Bad Faith in Cyberspace: Grounding Domain Name Theory in Trademark, Property, and Restitution, 23 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 447 (2010)
  • "We, the Paparazzi": Developing a Privacy Paradigm for Digital Video, 95 Iowa L. Rev. 919 (2010)
  • Mapping Online Privacy, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. 477 (2010)
  • Cyber-Victimisation and the First Amendment, 84 Australian L.J. 748 (2010)
  • Wikipedia and the European Union Database Directive, 26 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 631 (2010)
  • What Blogging Might Teach About Cybernorms, 4 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 239 (2010)
  • Digital Multi-Media and the Limits of Privacy Law, 42 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 551 (2010)
  • Online Social Networks and Global Online Privacy, 87 Denv. U. L. Rev. Online 41 (2010)
  • Security Interests in Intellectual Property, in The Reform of UK Personal Property Security Law: Comparative Perspectives (J. de Lacy, ed. Routledge-Cavendish 2010)
  • To © or Not to ©? Copyright and Innovation in the Digital Typeface Industry, 43 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 143 (2009)
  • Secondary Liability and the Fragmentation of Digital Copyright Law, 3 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 105 (2009)
  • Internet Law: Jurisdiction in Cyberspace, 21 LegalDate 9 (2009)
  • "Ph.D. Lite": A New Approach to Teaching Scholarly Legal Writing, 2009 Cardozo L. Rev. de novo 20 (2009)
  • We, the Paparazzi: Privacy in the Facebook GenerationIn Brief 4 (Winter/Spring 2009)
  • From Domain Names to Video Games: The Rise of the Internet in Presidential Politics, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 693 (2009)
  • Celebrity in Cyberspace: A Personality Rights Paradigm for a New Personal Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, 65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1445 (2008)
  • A Winning Solution for YouTube and Utube? Corresponding Trademarks and Domain Name Sharing, 21 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 509 (2008)
  • Who Owns 'hillary.com'? Political Speech and the First Amendment in Cyberspace, 49 B.C. L. Rev. 55 (2008)
  • Internet Domain Names: Real Virtual Property?, 3(3) Global Action 2 (July, 2008)
  • Clickfarming: The New Cybersquatting?, 12 J. Internet L. 1 (2008)
  • Across the Pond and Back Again: Digital Database Protection in the European Union and the United States, in 4 Information Property and Information Wealth (P. Yu, ed. Praeger Pub. 2007)
  • Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials  (Aspen 2nd ed. 2006) (with Raymond Ku)
  • Commerce versus Commentary: Gripe Sites, Parody and the First Amendment in Cyberspace, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1327 (2006)
  • IP's Problem Child: Shifting the Paradigms for Software Protection, 58 Hastings L.J. 205 (2006)
  • Solving the Digital Piracy Puzzle: Disaggregating Fair Use from the DMCA's Anti-Device Provisions, 19 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 111 (2005)
  • Beyond Cybersquatting: Taking Domain Name Disputes Past Trademark Policy, 40 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1361 (2005)
  • The Law of Unintended Consequences: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Interoperability, 62 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 487 (2005)
  • Facilitating Fair Use in the Digital Age, 14 Info. & Comm. Tech. L. 279 (2005)
  • Balancing Private Rights and Public Policies: Reconceptualizing Property in Databases, in Cross-Border Human Resources, Labor and Employment Issues 589-675 (A. Morriss & S. Estreicher, eds. Aspen Pub. 2005)
  • Information Property: Rights and Responsibilities, 56 Fla. L. Rev. 135 (2004)
  • Balancing Private Rights and Public Policies: Reconceptualizing Property Rights in Databases, 18 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 773 (2003)
  • A Framework for Information Law and Policy, 82 Or. L. Rev. 695 (2003)
  • Mixed Metaphors in Cyberspace: Property in Information and Information Systems, 35 Loy. U. Chicago L.J. 235 (2003)
  • Can Intellectual Property Survive the Global Information Age?, 3(2) STS Nexus Supplement: Intell. Prop. & Soc. Needs in a Networked World 18-26 (2003)
  • Databases as Intellectual Property: New Legal Approaches, 25(3) Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 139 (2003)
  • Intellectual Property in the Information Age and Secured Finance Practice, in Security Interests in Intellectual Property 247-268 (H. Knopf, ed. Carswell Pub. 2003)
  • Intellectual Property in the Information Age and Secured Finance Practice, 24(7) Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 358 (2002)
  • Information Wants to be Property: Legal Commodification of E-Commerce Assets , 16(1) Int’l Rev. L., Comp. & Tech. 53 (2002)
  • The EU Database Right and University Teaching Materials, 2002(1) J. Info., L. & Tech. (JILT) (2002)
  • Trading in Information Products: Global Legal Framework, 4(1) Electronic Bus. L. 9 (2002)
  • Databases as Intellectual Property: New Legal and Regulatory Approaches, in ISLAT/IASTED Third International Conference: Lasw and Technology 45-53 (S. Lesavich, ed. 2002)
  • Copyright in the Digital Age: A Comparative Survey, 27 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 333 (2001)
  • Protecting Valuable Commercial Information in the Digital Age: Law, Policy and Practice, 6 J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 1 (2001)
  • Security Interests in Electronic Databases, 9(1) Int’l J. L. & Info. Tech. 65 (2001)
  • Financing E-Commerce: Legal and Practical Risks, 2001(1) J. Info., L. & Tech. (JILT) (2001)
  • How to Get an E-Venture Off the Ground, 3(7) Electronic Bus. L. 6 (2001)
  • Review of Cross-Border Security and Insolvency, 1 J. Corp. L. Stud. 522 (2001)
  • A Revised Property Concept for the New Millennium?, in Commercial Law: Issues for the 21st Century 95-108 (A. Magasha, ed. 2001)
  • Security Over Intangible Property  (Thomson/LBC 2000)
  • Security Over 'Information Products', 11(1) Australian Intell. Prop. J. 23 (2000)
  • Review of Legal Aspects of the Information Society, 26 Monash U. L. Rev. 404 (2000)
  • Secured Finance Law and Practice in the Global Information Age, 11 J. Banking & Fin. L. & Prac. 17 (2000)
  • Financing E-Commerce: Legal and Commercial Pitfalls, in Law and Technology 80-87 (M. Hamza, ed. 2000)
  • Documentary Credit Law and Practice in the Global Information Age, in Annual Survey of Letter of Credit Law and Practice 154-165 (J. Byrne & S. Byrne, eds. 2000)
  • Finance Law and Practice Into the 21st Century, 73 L. Inst. J. 75 (1999)
  • A Revised ‘Property’ Concept for the New Millennium?, 7 Int'l J.L. & Info. Tech. 171 (1999)
  • Documentary Credit Law and Practice in the Global Information Age, 22 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1972 (1999)
  • Security Interests in Trade Marks and Associated Business Goodwill, 10 Australian Intell. Prop. J. 157 (1999)
  • What’s in a (Domain) Name? Web Addresses as Loan Collateral, 1999(2) J. Info., L. & Tech. (JILT) (1999)
  • Property Offences into the 21st Century, 1999(1) J. Info., L. & Tech. (JILT) (1999)
  • Good Faith and Letters of Comfort, 28 Wash. L. Rev. 138 (1999)
  • Role Playing Exercises in First Year Legal Process Classes, 16 J. Prof. L. Ed. 97 (1999)
  • Documentary Credits in the Global Information Age, in Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: Law and Technology 179-185 (M. Hamza, ed. 1999)
  • Good Faith and Letters of Comfort, in Perspectives on Commercial Law 43-60 (A. Mugasha, ed. 1999)
  • What’s in a (Domain) Name? Web Addresses as Loan Collateral, in Perspectives on Banking, Finance & Credit Law 201-208 (W. Weerasooria, ed. 1999)
  • Security Over Australian Intellectual Property, 14 J. Int'l Banking L. 277 (1999)
  • Insurance for Environmental Liability: Some Policy Issues, 6 Oil & Gas L. & Tax'n Rev. 229 (1998)
  • Insurance for Environmental Liability: Some Policy Issues, 6 Int'l Ins. L. Rev. 198 (1998)
  • Security Interests in Business Goodwill, 26 Australian Bus. L. Rev. 25 (1998)
  • Much Ado About Charge-Backs, 72 L. Inst. J. 62 (1998)
  • Property Offences in the Electronic Age, 72 L. Inst. J. 54 (1998)
  • Creation and Registration of Security Interests in Bank Deposits and Other Book Debts, 9 J. Banking & Fin. L. & Prac. 101 (1998)
  • Responsible Government, Representative Democracy and the Senate: Options for Reform, 20 U. Queensland L.J. 194 (1997)
  • Case Note: Langer v Commonwealth, 23 Monash U. L. Rev. 441 (1997)
  • Environmental Damage: Risks to Secured Financiers, 12 Australian Banking L. Bull. 129 (1997)
  • Butterworths Australian Legal Dictionary (contributor)
  • Butterworths Concise Australian Legal Dictionary (contributor)
  • Lender Liability in Unjust Enrichment to Third Party Service Providers, 20 U. New South Wales L.J. 101 (1997)
  • Financial Management of the Elderly: Legal and Health Care Issues, 3 Psychiatry, Psychol. & L. 25 (1996) (with Jennifer Todd)
  • Third Line Forcing in Australia: Current Problems and Future Directions, 4 Trade Prac. L.J. 19 (1996)
  • Sharing the Burden: Equitable Contribution and the Corporations Law, 70 L. Inst. J. 49 (1996)
  • Review of Thinking About Law: Perspectives on the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law, 7 Australian Feminist L.J. 197 (1996)
  • Review of Restrictive Trade Practices Law, 22 Monash U. L. Rev. 192 (1996)
  • Review of Restrictive Trade Practices: Commentary and Materials, 22 Monash U. L. Rev. 190 (1996)
  • Security Over Electronically Registered Shares, 6 J. Banking & Fin. L. & Prac. 165 (1996)
  • Project Financing and the Environment: Lender Liability for Environmental Damage, 11 J. Int'l Banking L. 7 (1996)
  • The Equitable Rights of Contribution and Subrogation: Recent Australian Judicial Approaches, 13 Aust. Bar Rev. 21 (1995)
  • Common Law Liability for Environmental Damage, 69 L. Inst. J. 1120 (1995)
  • Powers of Attorney: Their Operation and Effect, 69 L. Inst. J. 660 (1995)
  • Chapters 15.3.1, 15.3.2, and 15.3.3 (equitable rights of contribution and subrogation), in Laws of Australia (1995)
  • Review of A Fiduciary's Guide to Federal Securities Laws, 6 Int'l Company & Com. L. Rev. 224 (1995)
  • Review of Environmental Hazards and Duties of Disclsoure, 3 J. Int'l Banking L. 133 (1995)
  • Review of A Fiduciary's Guide to Federal Securities Laws, 7 J. Int'l Banking L. 317 (1995)
  • Security Over Electronically Registered Shares and Section 47 of the Trade Practices Act, 22 Australian Bus. L. Rev. 426 (1994)
  • CHESS: Stalemate for Lenders?, 68 L. Inst. J. 955 (1994)
  • Chapters 15.3.1, 15.3.2, and 15.3.3 (equitable rights of contribution and subrogation), in Laws of Australia (1994)
  • Electronic Securities Transfer and Registration in Australia: Issues for Lenders, 12 J. Int'l Banking L. 526 (1994)
  • Exclusion of the Equitable Right to Contribution between Co-Guarantors: Recent Australian Developments, 11 J. Int'l Banking L. 488 (1994)
  • The Meaning of "Acquire" in Section 50 of the Trade Practices Act and its Impact on Secured Financing Transactions, 21 Australian Bus. L. Rev. 353 (1993)
  • Uniform Regulation of Standby Letters of Credit and Other First Demand Security Instruments in International Transactions, 8 J. Int'l Banking L. 402 (1993)

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