Books and Articles


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Parenting for the Digital Generation (Rowman & Littlefield 2021) (forthcoming).

Law Professor’s Desk Reference (Carolina Academic Press 2021) (forthcoming).

Entertainment Law in the United States and China (Jingsh International 2021, co-author) (forthcoming).

A Short & Happy Guide to Privacy and Cybersecurity Law (West Academic 2020).

The Independent Filmmaker’s Law & Business Guide – Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films (A Cappella Books/Chicago Review Press, Third Edition 2021) (forthcoming).

Entertainment Law & Practice (Carolina Academic Press Third Edition 2020) (with Teacher’s Manual).

Entertainment Law & Practice Supplements (Carolina Academic Press 2012, 2010, and 2007).

The Entrepreneur’s Intellectual Property & Business Handbook (Manegiare Publications Second Edition 2018) (First edition: Own It – The Law & Business Guide to Launching a New Business through Innovation, Exclusivity and Relevance (Carolina Academic Press 2007)).

Pop Culture Business Handbook for Cons and Festivals (Manegiare Publications 2017).


Jon M. Garon Burn Rate (2019).

Law Review Articles

Most of the following law review articles can be downloaded for free from the following sites:



Article, Constitutional Limits on Administrative Agencies in Cyberspace, 8 Belmont L. Rev. __ (2021) (forthcoming).

Article, Towards a Conceptual Framework of Entertainment Law for the Twenty-First Century, 102 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y __ (2021) (forthcoming).

Article, Dysregulating the Media: Digital Redlining, Privacy Erosion, and the Unintentional Deregulation of American Media, 72 Me. L. Rev. __ (2020) (forthcoming).

Article, The Empires Strike Back: Reassertion of Territorial Regulation in Cyberspace, 3 J.L. & Tech. at Texas 1 (2019).

Article, Cyber-World War III: Origins, 7 J.L. & Cyber Warfare 1 (2018).

Article, Ownership of University Intellectual Property, 36 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 635 (2018).

Article, The Once and Future Profession: Autonomy, Intellectualism, and Obligation, 48 Toledo L. Rev. 253 (2017).

Article, Seeking to Promote Security over Privacy and Achieving Neither, 19 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 351 (2016).

Article, Hidden Hands that Shaped the Marketplace of Ideas: Television’s early transformation from Medium to Genre, 18 U. Denver Sports & Ent. L.J. 29 (2016).

Article, The Lawyer’s Role in Promoting the Use of Fair Use, 6 J. Int’l Media & Ent. L. 101 (2016) (Biederman Institute at Southwestern Law School in association with the ABA Forum on Communication Law and Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries).

Journal Introduction, Finding Purpose in a Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, 1 J. Ent. & Sports L. v (2015) (Karnataka State Law University).

Article, To Promote the Progress: Incentives, Exclusives, and Values to Build a more Perfect Creative Culture, 40 Ohio N. L. Rev. 467 (2014).

Article, Commercializing the Digital Canvas: Renewing Rights of Attribution for Artists in the Networked Economy, 1 Tex. A&M Law. Rev. 837 (2014).

Article, Tidying up the Internet: Take Down of Unauthorized Content under Copyright, Trademark and Defamation Law, 41 Capital U. L. Rev. 513 (2013).

Article, Digital Hollywood2.0: Reimagining Film, Music, Television and Publishing Distribution as a Global Artist Collaborative, 21 Mich. St. Int’l L. Rev. 563 (2013) reprinted Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (West 2014); reprinted 1 J. Ent. & Sports L. 32 (2015) (Karnataka State Law University).

Article, Legal Education in Disruption: The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Technology, 45 Conn. L. Rev. 1165 (2013).

Article, Beyond the First Amendment: Shaping the Contours of Commercial Speech in Video Games, Virtual Worlds and Social Media, 2012 Utah L. Rev. 607 (2012), reprinted Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (West 2013).

Article, Mortgaging the Meme: Financing and Managing Disruptive Innovation, 10 Nw. J. Tech. & Intel. Prop. 441 (2012).

Article, The Heart of the Deal: Intellectual Property Aspects in the Law & Business of Entertainment, 17 J. Int. Prop. L. 443 (2012).

Article, Revolutions and Expatriates: Social Networking, Ubiquitous Media and the Disintermediation of the State, 11 J. Int. Bus. L. 293 (2012).

Article, Technology Requires Reboot of Professionalism and Ethics for Practitioners, 16 J. Internet L. 3 (2012).

Article (Co-authored with Elaine Ziff), The Work for Hire Doctrine Revisited: Startup and Technology Employees and the Use of Contracts in a Hiring Relationship, 12 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 489 (2011) (republished 2012 Intellectual Property Law Review (Thomson Reuters)).

Article, Content, Control and the Socially Networked Film, 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 771 (2010), reprinted Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (West 2011).

Article, Searching Inside Google: Cases, Controversies and the Future of the World’s Most Provocative Company, 30 Loyola L.A. Ent. L. Rev. 429 (2010).

Article, The Implications of Informatics on Data Policy, 1 Media L. Rev. 16 (2010) (NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India).

Article, Wiki Authorship, Social Media and the Curatorial Audience, 1 Harv. J. Sports & Ent. L. 95 (2010).

Article, Reintermediation, 2 Int. J. of Private Law 227 (2009) (republished in Synergies and Conflicts in Cyberlaw (2008) (Sylvia Kierkegaard, Ed.).

Article, Playing in the Virtual Arena: Avatars, Publicity and Identity Reconceptualized through Virtual Worlds and Computer Games, 11 Chapman L. Rev. 465 (2008).

Article, What if DRM Fails?: Seeking Patronage in the iWasteland and the Virtual O, 2008 Mich. State L. Rev. 103 (2008).

Article, To Make a Difference: Dean as Producer, 39 U. Tol. L. Rev. 297 (2008).

Article, Take Back the Night: Why an Association of Regional Law Schools will Return Core Values to Legal Education and Provide an Alternative to Tiered Rankings, 38 U. Tol. L. Rev. 517 (2007).

Article, Acquiring and Managing Identity Interests, 1 Fla. Ent. L. Rev. 39 (2006).

Article, Normative Copyright: A Conceptual Framework for Copyright Philosophy & Ethics, 88 Cornell L. Rev. 101 (2003).

Article, Entertainment Law, 76 Tulane L. Rev. 559 (2002).

Article, The Electronic Jungle: The Application of Intellectual Property Law to Distance Education, 4 Vand. J. Ent. L. & Prac. 146 (2002).

Article, Media and Monopoly in the Information Age: Slowing the Convergence at the Marketplace of Ideas, 17 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 491 (1999).

Article, Star Wars: Film Permitting, Prior Restraint and Government’s Role in the Entertainment Industry, 17 Loyola Entertainment L.J. 1 (1996). Reprinted, Robert Thorne & John David Viera, Ed., Entertainment, Publishing & the Arts Handbook, 1997-1998 Edition (West Group 1997).

Article, Charity Begins at Home: Alternatives in Nonprofit Regulation, 2 W. St. U. Consumer L.J. 1 (1993).

Note, The Director’s Choice: The Fine Line Between Interpretation and Infringement of an Author’s Work,12 Colum.-VLA J.L. & Arts 277 (1988).

Other Publications

How To Fix The Internet–Address the Business Model, not the 1st Amendment, Law360 In-Depth,, Feb. 17, 2017.

South Florida’s high cybercrime rate requires strategic response, Miami Herald, Dec. 26, 2017.

Social Media and Online Content Create a Growing Concern for Litigation Management, Lex Loci (Kentucky Bar Association Magazine) (Jun. 2014).

Revisiting the Public Performance Right in the Battle over Broadcast, Business Law Today (ABA Business Law Section) (Nov. 2013).

Reshaping Legal Education to Match the New Normal, ABA Legal Rebels, New Normal Blog (Jan 2, 2013).

Death in Cyberspace – Protecting Digital Estates, Ohio Lawyer (March/April 2012).

New Legislation Renews Conflict between Content Creators and Content Distributors, Business Law Today (ABA Business Law Section) (Dec. 2011).

Supreme Court to Visit role of GPS Tracking for Warrantless Searches, Lex Loci (Kentucky Bar Association Magazine) (Dec. 2011).

Recent NLRB Administrative Decision Affirms Board’s Approach to Facebook, CBA Report, Cincinnati Bar Association (Nov. 2011).

A Dean’s View of the Horizon, Bench & Bar of Minnesota (August 2008).

Minnesota Reflections on a Century of Change and Stasis: Roscoe Pound’s Visit to St. Paul, 30 Hamline. L. Rev. 489 (2007).

The Rise of the Pagodas, World Intellectual Property Review (2006).

Nonprofits in Cyberspace: An Introduction to the Practical and Legal Hurdles of the New Frontier, American Bar Association Annual Meeting (July 2000) (co-authored with Lisa Runequist).