April 15, 1968
|Alma mater||UCLA, 1988|
UCLA School of Law, 1994
UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1994
|Employer||Santa Clara University School of Law|
Technology & Marketing Law Blog
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.
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.
Some of Goldman's other projects include DoctoredReviews.com, a website designed to combat doctors' efforts to suppress patients' reviews; serving on the board of directors of the Public Participation Project, a group lobbying for federal anti-SLAPP legislation; providing copyright advice to Justin.tv; and coauthoring an amicus brief in the 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. WhenU.com, Inc. case with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Before he joined the faculty at Santa Clara University, he was an assistant professor at Marquette University Law School, General Counsel of Epinions.com, and a technology transactions attorney at Cooley Godward.
- Goldman, E. (Spring 2006), "Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism", Yale Journal of Law & Technology, 8: 188, Bibcode:2008wsis.book..121G, SSRN 893892.
- "Deregulating Relevancy in Internet Trademark Law", Emory Law Journal, 54: 507, 2005, SSRN 635803.
- "Warez Trading and Criminal Copyright Infringement", Journal of Copyright Society, USA, 51: 395, 2004, SSRN 487163.
- "Wikipedia's Labor Squeeze and its Consequences", Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, USA, 8: 157, 2010, SSRN 487163.
- "Emojis and the Law", Washington Law Review, USA, 93: 1227, 2018, SSRN 3133412.
- Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (2nd Edition, 2014; 3rd Edition, 2016; 4th Edition, 2018)  co-authored with Rebecca Tushnet (the first casebook on this topic)
- INTERNET LAW: CASES & MATERIALS (2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019 editions) 
- Find Kitty Nala (co-authored with Lisa Goldman) (2016)
Awards and professional recognition
- 2005 Marquis Who's Who in American Education
- 2005 Marquis Who's Who in American Law
- 2009-2016 He was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100  and inducted into the ABA Journal's “Blawg 100 Hall of Fame” in 2016
- 2011 IP Vanguard Award for academics/public policy, awarded by the IP Section of the California State Bar 
- 2012 and 2013 He was named to a shortlist of North American “IP Thought Leaders,” Managing Intellectual Property magazine 
- 2013-2017 He was named one of the "20 Most-Cited Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017" and “20 Most-Cited Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)” (as ranked by Brian Leiter)
- 2015 He was named as one of the Fastcase 50 
- 2018 World Technology Awards, Law Division Finalist (one of six in the world)
- 2019 His casebook INTERNET LAW: CASES & MATERIALS was named as one of the "100 Best Intellectual Property Books of All Time" and "100 Best Privacy Books of All Time," 2019
- 2019 He received the Santa Clara University Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship 
- "Goldman, Eric", Faculty (profile), Santa Clara: High Tech Law, archived from the original on 2012-07-31, retrieved 2012-07-10.
- Goldman, Eric (2008-07-14), Teaching Cyberlaw, St. Louis University Law Journal, SSRN 1159903.
- Goldman, Eric (November 2015), An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, SSRN 2686021
- Goldman, Eric (2017-09-19), Sex Trafficking Exceptions to Section 230, SSRN 3038632
- Goldman, Eric (2017-11-30), Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, SSRN 3079193
- 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 Wikipedia 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."
- Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials, self-published, Summer 2018.
- Goldman, Eric (Sep 18, 2013), "Self-Publishing A Legal Casebook: An Ebook Success Story", Forbes, retrieved Dec 7, 2013.
- Awards Shortlists revealed, North America: Managing IP, 2012.
- "IP Vanguard Award Honorees", IP Law, CA: Cal bar, 2011.
- Goldman, Eric, Technology & Marketing Law (blog).
- "ABA Journal Blawg Hall of Fame"
- Doctored Reviews.
- Board of Directors, Anti-SLAPP, archived from the original on 2012-07-04, retrieved 2012-07-10.
- Eric Goldman, Copyright (Mar 15, 2010), "Justin.tv", TechCrunch.
- Press Release, EFF, Feb 19, 2004.
- Goldman, Eric gumroad profile Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials, self-published, Summer 2018
- INTERNET LAW: CASES & MATERIALS, self-published, Summer 2019
- Find Kitty Nala, self-published, 2016
- "ABA Journal Blawg 100 Archives 2009"
- "ABA Journal Blawg 100 Hall of Fame" 2016
- Awards Shortlists revealed, North America: Managing IP, 2013.
- "20 Most-Cited Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017" 2013-2017
- "20 Most-Cited Intellectual Property & Cyberlaw Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)" 2010-2014
- "Fastcase 50" 2015
- "Eric Goldman Named one of 2015’s Fastcase 50" Santa Clara University School of Law: Faculty News
- "2018 World Technology Awards Winners and Finalists" 2018
- BookAuthority "100 Best Intellectual Property Books of All Time" 2019
- BookAuthority "100 Best Privacy Books of All Time" 2019
- "Eric Goldman’s book “Internet Law: Cases & Materials” is on bookauthority.org’s list of 100 Best Privacy Books of All Time" 2019
- "Santa Clara University Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship 2019 Winner: Eric Goldman, Law", "The University Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship recognizes the outstanding achievements and dedication of a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in scholarly or creative work and who has been a faculty member of Santa Clara University for a minimum of ten years."