Nimmer on Copyright: Celebrating 50 Years

David Nimmer


David Nimmer, of UCLA Law School and Irell & Manella LLP, teaches copyright law and represents clients in the entertainment, publishing, and high-technology fields. In 2013, Best Lawyers magazine named him Los Angeles Litigation Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" and he was also selected as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006-2012. He has given congressional testimony on behalf of the United States Telephone Association and the National Association of Broadcasters, and Parliamentary testimony on behalf of the Combined Newspaper and Magazine Copyright Committee of Australia in Sydney.

Besides his authorship since 1985 of Nimmer on Copyright, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, he has authored a series of influential articles and contributions to books. Kluwer Law International has published two anthologies based on those articles, Copyright: Sacred Text, Technology, and the DMCA (2003) and Copyright Illuminated (2008). In addition, Oxford University Press will publish his forthcoming volume From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print (coauthored with Neil Netanel).

He received an A.B. with distinction and honors in 1977 from Stanford University and his J.D. in 1980 from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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