Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Faculty Profile

Michael D. Scott

Michael D. Scott

Director of the International Cyberlaw Summer Program in London, Co-Director of the Hawaii Winter Intersession Program and Professor of Law

B.S., Mathematics, 1967, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; J.D., 1974, University of California, Los Angeles; Member, California State Bar, United States Patent Bar

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Phone: (213) 738-6625
Office: BW341

With over 30 years of legal experience representing high-technology clients and an extensive background in computer technology, Michael Scott is considered a "pioneer" in the field of high-technology law and public policy. A former member of Southwestern's adjunct faculty whose affiliation with the law school dates back to 1976, he joined the full-time faculty in 2003. Professor Scott feels strongly that "it is extremely important to help law students become truly conversant in those areas of technology, law, business and public policy they will need to be effective leaders of the 21st Century."

"It is extremely important to help law students become truly conversant in those areas of technology, law, business and public policy they will need to be effective leaders of the 21st Century."

As a partner in the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, Professor Scott's areas of practice included intellectual property law; domestic and international licensing; technology law; and litigation for all types of businesses, from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of six books on intellectual property, computer, multimedia, internet, and telecommunications law, and has published and presented hundreds of papers on related topics at symposia around the world.

A member of the board of editors of the UCLA-Alaska Law Review during law school, Professor Scott is currently editor-in-chief of The Cyberspace Lawyer and E-Commerce Law Report. He also serves on the advisory boards or as a correspondent for Argentine, Dutch, British and American publications on law and technology, and as co-chair of the California State Bar's Intellectual Property Section, Computer/Internet Roundtable.

Publications

Books and Chapters

SCOTT ON OUTSOURCING LAW & PRACTICE, 2009 Supplement (Wolters Kluwer, 2009)

SCOTT ON MULTI MEDIA LAW, 2009 Supplement (Wolters Kluwer, 2009)

SCOTT ON MULTIMEDIA LAW, 3rd ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2008)

INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY LAW DESK REFERENCE, 8th ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2007)

SCOTT ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LAW, 3rd ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2006)

SCOTT ON OUTSOURCING LAW AND PRACTICE (Aspen Publishers, 2006)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW DESK REFERENCE, 2nd ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2003-2004)

INTERNET AND TECHNOLOGY LAW DESK REFERENCE, 6th ed. (Aspen Publishers, 2004; and annual updates)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND LICENSING LAW DESK REFERENCE (Aspen Publishers, 2001-2002; and annual updates)

SCOTT ON MULTIMEDIA LAW, 2nd ed. (Aspen Publishers, 1996-2002; and annual updates)

SCOTT ON COMPUTER LAW, 2nd ed. (Aspen Publishers, 1996-2002; and annual updates)

Web Site Development Agreements in THE BEST IN E-COMMERCE LAW (Bowne, 2001)

Multimedia Licensing and Music Licensing in DRAFTING LICENSE AGREEMENTS, 4th ed. (Aspen Law & Business, 1999)

Articles

Would a 'Right of Reply' Fix Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?, 20 OXFORD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LAW & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (2012) and 4 JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT LAW (Fall 2011)

The FTC, the Unfairness Doctrine, and Data Security Breach Litigation: Has the Commission Gone Too Far? 60 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW REVIEW (Winter 2008)

Tort Liability for Vendors of Insecure Software: Has the Time Finally Come? 67 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW (2008)

Will We or Won't We? 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 2 (September 2007)

When is 'Responsible Disclosure' Irresponsible? 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 2 (July 2007)

Data Security Breaches, Where Are the Losses? 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (July 2007)

Playing With Fire? 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 2 (June 2007)

A Federal Judge Who Gets It, 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (June 2007)

Playing Chicken With the DMCA, 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 1 (April/May 2007)

Online Anarchy, 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (May 2007)

Congress Often Screws it Up, 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (April 2007)

Microsoft Throws Down the Gauntlet, 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (Mar. 2007)

Changes in Congress: Will It Make a Difference? 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 2 (February 2007)

Viacom Serves 100,000 Takedown Notices on YouTube, and…, 9 E-COMMERCE LAW REP. 2 (February 2007)

Videogames: The 21st Century Whipping Boy, 12 CYBERSPACE LAW 2 (January 2007)

Who's Fault Is It? 11 CYBERSPACE LAW  2 (December 2006)

Tales of an E-Commerce Lawyer: When Every Decision You Make is a 'You Bet Your Company' Decision, 22 THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA HASTINGS COMMUNICATIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL 179 (Winter 2000)

Decision Opens Floodgates for E-Commerce Patents, 3 CYBERSPACE LAWYER 1 (1998)

The Battle for Domain Names: Applying Trademark Law in Cyberspace, 1 CYBERSPACE LAWYER 6 (April 1996)

Frontier Issues: Pitfalls in Developing and Marketing Multimedia Products, 13 CARDOZO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL (1995)

Pitfalls in Developing and Marketing Multimedia Products, 13 CARDOZO ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LAW JOURNAL 414 (1993)

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