Eric Goldman (born April 15, 1968) is a law professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. He also co-directs the law school's High Tech Law Institute and co-supervises the law school's Privacy Law Certificate.
Goldman is a leading expert in the fields of Internet Law and Intellectual Property. He was part of the first wave of teaching Internet Law courses in law schools, having taught his first course in 1995-96. He has testified before Congress on the Consumer Review Fairness Act,Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). In a well-publicized December 2005 post to his Technology & Marketing Law Blog, Goldman incorrectly predicted Wikipedia's demise in five years. Goldman has co-authored (with Rebecca Tushnet of Harvard Law) the first Advertising & Marketing Law casebook for the law school community.
He has been shortlisted as an "IP Thought Leader" by Managing IP magazine and named an "IP Vanguard" by the California State Bar's Intellectual Property section.
Goldman publishes the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, which covers Internet Law, Intellectual Property, and Advertising Law. The blog has received several awards, including being named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.
"Deregulating Relevancy in Internet Trademark Law", Emory Law Journal, 54: 507, 2005, SSRN635803.
"Warez Trading and Criminal Copyright Infringement", Journal of Copyright Society, USA, 51: 395, 2004, SSRN487163.
"Wikipedia's Labor Squeeze and its Consequences", Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, USA, 8: 157, 2010, SSRN487163.
"Emojis and the Law", Washington Law Review, USA, 93: 1227, 2018, SSRN3133412.
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^Goldman, Eric (2008-07-14), Teaching Cyberlaw, St. Louis University Law Journal, SSRN1159903.
^Goldman, Eric (November 2015), An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, SSRN2686021
^Goldman, Eric (2017-09-19), Sex Trafficking Exceptions to Section 230, SSRN3038632
^Goldman, Eric (2017-11-30), Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, SSRN3079193
^Goldman, Eric. "Wikipedia Will Fail Within 5 Years", Technology & Marketing Law Blog, December 5, 2005. Accessed October 16, 2018. "In particular, I remarked to Mike that popflock.com resource inevitably will be overtaken by the gamers and the marketers to the point where it will lose all credibility.... Therefore, marketers will inevitably try to stuff links into Wikipedia. Because there are no barriers to editing Wikipedia, this is trivially easy for marketers to do."