Photos © 2017 Gary A. Trimble

Website and text © 2019 Marketa Trimble

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Current Issues

The Domain Name Industry Brief, Verisign, May 2019

Christopher S. Yoo, "Paul Baran, Network Theory, and the Past, Present, and the Future of the Internet" (2018)

.rio Registration Policies (2016)

Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market

Directive (EU) 2019/789 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions of television and radio programmes

Internet Society Global Internet Report, 2019

Marketa Trimble, Copyright Registration, Publication on the Internet, and the Revolving "Back Door to Berne"

Antitrust: Commission accepts commitments by Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros. and Sky on cross-border pay-TV services, European Commission (March 7, 2019)


Marketa Trimble, Copyright and Geoblocking: The Consequences of Eliminating Geoblocking (forthcoming in the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law)

LeVries et al., Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They're Not Keeping It Secret, The New York Times (December 10, 2018)

This is one of the courses offered in the GW Law Munich IP Summer Program in 2019. In this course we analyze a variety of internet law topics through the prism of a single theme: the conflict between the territoriality of political-legal structures and the ubiquity of the internet. The architecture of the internet, at least in its initial form, defied the territorial limits within which national legal systems operate; however, national legal systems do not yield easily to the ubiquity of the medium. The goal of the course is to investigate whether and how the architecture of the internet has affected the territorial functioning of national legal systems and whether and how the territoriality of national legal systems has shaped the internet since its inception as a mass medium of communication and commerce. The topics discussed in the course are, for example, the scope of countries’ jurisdiction and power on the internet and over the internet, the reinstatement of borders through geolocation and geoblocking on the internet, and alternatives to national legal systems as forms of governance of the internet and on the internet. These are the issues that define the internet law of the current decade.

Marketa Trimble is the Samuel S. Lionel Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her research she focuses on intellectual property and issues at the intersection of intellectual property and private international law/conflict of laws; this focus leads her to the investigation of various internet law problems. She has authored numerous works on these problems, including the first comprehensive study ever published (2012) on the legal implications of the evasion of geolocation. She is also the author of the book “Global Patents: Limits of Transnational Enforcement” (Oxford 2012) and the co-author of the casebook “International Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials” (Foundation Press 3d ed. 2012, 4th ed. 2016).

For Marketa Trimble's publications see here.

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