Pamela Samuelson cited by Daily Journal (registration required), March 28, 2018
Pamela Samuelson … said that the biggest implication of the ruling is that it will now be more difficult for companies that want to use parts or all of another firm’s APIs to do so in independent written code without infringing copyright.
Pamela Samuelson quoted by The Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2018
The decision will have a “broad chilling effect” on software development for startups, said Pamela Samuelson. … She expects a flood of new lawsuits over the unauthorized use of APIs, as well as raft of cease-and-desist letters from big tech firms seeking licensing fees to use their APIs.
Pamela Samuelson cited by Project DisCo, Jan. 9, 2018
Professor Pam Samuelson … argued that the scenes a faire doctrine was more robust than suggested by Cisco. … Further, Professor Samuelson argued that Cisco’s argument that it had a copyright in the compilation of commands was incoherent given that there was no free-standing work constituting a compilation of commands.
Pamela Samuelson quoted by VentureBeat, Sept. 28, 2017
Pamela Samuelson says the FTC has “statutory authority to regulate unfair and deceptive practices [and] can act on that authority by initiating claims against those who fail to maintain adequate security.” She notes that the FTC has usedthese powers before, nudging firms to have privacy and security policies.
Pamela Samuelson writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 11, 2016
If faculty members, in particular, get smarter about copyright and publishing contracts, universities may be able to make their research more widely available. … Such dissemination serves universities’ teaching and research missions, and the interests of scholars who write to have an impact on their students, their fields of study, and the larger society.
Pamela Samuelson quoted in The New York Times, May 26, 2016
The case could go to the Supreme Court, though it was unclear whether the court would rule definitively on copyright, said Pamela Samuelson. … “They don’t usually like to go against what the appeals court established,” she said.
Pamela Samuelson quoted in The New York Times, May 19, 2016
“The open-source community will heave a huge sigh of relief if Google wins, and will be very worried if Oracle wins,” said Pamela Samuelson, professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. “It will have a chilling effect.”
Pamela Samuelson writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 17, 2016
If the overwhelming majority of the university’s uses were fair, it doesn’t make sense to impose substantial and costly compliance measures on it. Colleges, students, faculty members, and academic-book-chapter authors will win if the publishers lose once again.
Pamela Samuelson writes for The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13, 2016
The Authors Alliance represents authors who want their books to be discoverable and reach new generations of readers. Book Search helps to achieve this goal. It consists largely of nonfiction books written by scholars in the hope that the books would be read by others and contribute to the ongoing progress of knowledge creation and dissemination, in keeping with the constitutional purpose of copyright.
Pamela Samuelson writes for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 27, 2015
The guild argues that the ruling deprives authors of licensing revenues that were sought as a remedy for Google’s use of in-copyright books. But the appellate court was unpersuaded by the guild’s licensing theory, because, it said, what matters for purposes of fair-use analysis is whether snippets displace the market for books, which the court held they do not.