Martin Skladany

Professor of Law

Martin Skladany is a professor of intellectual property, law and technology, and law and international development. Professor Skladany is the author of the forthcoming Copyright's Arc (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Big Copyright Versus the People: How Major Content Providers are Destroying Creativity and How to Stop Them (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Previously, as a copyright and litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, he was a member of the legal team that represented the Association of American Publishers in the Google Books copyright suit.

Martin Skladany

Email  mus67@psu.edu 

Phone  717-241-3538

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Education
J.D., Yale Law School

M.P.A., Princeton University

M.Phil., University of Cambridge

B.A., Lehigh University, summa cum laude


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Selected Works


Current Courses
Copyrights

Internet Law

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Property

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Skladany's Publications

Copyright Versus the People: How Major Content Providers Are Destroying Creativity and How to Stop Them, Cambridge University Press (2018)

“Macro Aid: Applying Microcredit’s Group Liability Principle to Foreign Aid,” L. & Dev. Rev. (2018)

“Foreign Aid Reciprocity Agreements: Committing Developing Countries to Improve the Effectiveness of Aid When They Become Donors,” 10 L. & Dev. Rev. 577 (2017)

Technology Unions: How Technology Employees Can Advocate For Internet Freedom, Privacy, Intellectual Property Reform, and the Greater Good,” 98 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 821 (2016) 

A Commons Exchange: Aiding the Commons through Facilitating Website and Digital Art Adoption,” J. L. & Pol'y Info. Soc'y (2014) 

Bespoke Recordings: The Limits of Intellectual Property and the Revival of the Music Industry,” J. L. Tech. & Pol’y (2014)

Throwing Dough over Castle Walls: Improving the Rule of Law with Foreign Aid Challenge Commitments,” Transnat’l L. & Contemp. Probs. (2014)

“The Revolutionary Influence of Low Enlightenment: Weakening Copyright in Developing Countries to Improve Respect for Human Rights and the Rule of Law,” 95 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 285 (2013)

Unchaining Richelieu’s Monster: A Tiered Revenue-Based Copyright Regime,” 16 Stanford Tech. L. Rev. 131 (2012)

“Copyright Corvée: Inverting the Ancien Régime,” 34 Eur. Intell. Prop. Rev. 741 (2012)

Buying Our Way Out of Corruption: Performance-Based Incentive Bonuses for Developing Country Politicians and Bureaucrats,” 12 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J. 160 (2009)

“The Executive as Executioner and the Informed Governance Principle,” 3 Crim. L. & Phil. 289 (2009)

“Alienation by Copyright,” 55 J. Copyright Soc’y U.S.A. 361 (2008)