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William Fisher

  • A Prescription for health law: Conferences, research and university-wide collaboration

    July 1, 2011

    There is no shortage of attorneys involved in legal issues related to the pharmaceutical and health care industries. There is, however, a shortage of law schools examining those issues. Since its founding, the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics has aimed to rectify that problem.

  • Professor Jonathan Zittrain moderated a panel on the future of copyright law

    Rethinking Music: Faculty engage music industry experts in two-day conference (video)

    May 20, 2011

    The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard helped shape the agenda of Rethink Music, a recent conference that brought together legal, business, and academic experts to discuss new business models for creating and distributing music.

  • In legal scholarship, what defines staying power?

    April 1, 2007

    What does it mean to 'think like a lawyer' - in particular, an American lawyer? After wrestling with that question for years, Harvard Law Professors David Kennedy '80 and William W. Fisher III '82 have given us an anthology of the law review articles they believe yield the answer.

  • Hearsay: Excerpts from faculty op-eds Fall 2004

    September 1, 2004

    “If the pattern holds, then the record industry’s response to file sharing–trying to block the technology altogether–would generate the worst of all possible results. To…

  • Recent Faculty Books – Fall 2004

    September 1, 2004

    “Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia” (Harvard University Press, 2004), edited by Professor William P. Alford ’77, looks at efforts to recast…

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    The Disaggregation of Intellectual Property

    July 1, 2004

    Professor William Fisher III '82 examines the history --and the future--of intellectual property law.

  • Up on Downloading

    July 1, 2004

    HLS professors propose different ways to address the proliferation of music downloading.

  • Mary Ann Glendon

    Faculty News Spring 2004

    June 1, 2004

    Glendon Wins Inaugural Bradley Prize
    In October, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation awarded Professor Mary Ann Glendon the inaugural Bradley Prize. The $250,000 prize is…

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    When Sharing Is a Crime

    April 1, 2004

    Imagine a world without copyrights on songs or movies. Instead, government tax revenue would compensate entertainers in proportion to how much consumers listened to or watched their products.