David Levine, associate professor of law
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David S. Levine is an Associate Professor of Law at Elon University School of Law and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School (CIS). His scholarship focuses on the operation of intellectual property law at the intersection of technology and public life and intellectual property law's impact on public and private transparency and accountability.
Levine founded and hosts Hearsay Culture on KZSU-FM (Stanford University), a technology and intellectual property law radio show and podcast that was chosen as one of the top five podcasts in the American Bar Association's Blawg 100 of 2008.
Prior to becoming a law professor, Levine was a resident fellow at CIS. He also practiced intellectual property, entertainment, labor/employment and commercial litigation as an associate in the Manhattan offices of Pryor Cashman LLP and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP and as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
RECENT PUBLIC ACTIONS
Co-author of “Don’t Break the Internet” - published Dec. 19, 2011 by the Stanford Law Review online, detailing "potentially disastrous consequences" of two pieces of federal legislation related to the Internet and intellectual property law (Stop Online Piracy Act [SOPA] and the PROTECT IP Act [PIPA]. With Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor at Stanford Law School, and David Post, a Professor at Beasley School of Law, Temple University.
Co-author of July 6 and November 16, 2011 letters to Congress, signed by more than 100 intellectual property and cyberlaw experts opposing SOPA and PIPA. With Lemley and Post.
Co-author of Feb. 16, 2011 submission to the U.S. Trade Representative and Oct. 28 letter to President Obama, signed by more than 70 law professors, urging the Obama administration to seek Congressional approval before entering into the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
On March 28, Levine’s article, Bring in the Nerds: Secrecy, National Security and the Creation of Intellectual Property Law, examining TPP negotiations and proposing a qualified right to national security information in international lawmaking in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was one of two papers featured at a Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law symposium in New York.
The Social Layer of Freedom of Information Law, 90 North Carolina Law Review 1687 (2012).
The People’s Trade Secrets?, 18 Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review 61 (2011).
Transparency Soup: The ACTA Negotiating Process and ‘Black Box’ Lawmaking, 26 American University International Law Review 811 (2011).
“The Impact of Trade Secrecy on Public Transparency,” in The Law and Theory of Contemporary Research (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011).
What Can the Uniform Trade Secrets Act Learn From the Bayh-Dole Act?, 33 Hamline Law Review 615 (2010).
Secrecy and Unaccountability: Trade Secrets in Our Public Infrastructure, 59 Florida Law Review 163 (2007)