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Eric Goldman
Goldman in 2017
Eric Schlachter

(1968-04-15) April 15, 1968 (age 56)
Alma materUCLA, 1988
UCLA School of Law, 1994
UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1994
OccupationLaw professor
EmployerSanta Clara University School of Law
WebsiteEric Goldman.org
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[1] and co-supervises the law school's Privacy Law Certificate.


Goldman was an assistant professor at Marquette University Law School, General Counsel of Epinions.com, and a technology transactions attorney at Cooley Godward.[citation needed] He then joined the faculty at Santa Clara University.

Goldman was part of the first wave of teaching Internet Law courses in law schools, having taught his first course in 1995–96.[2] He has testified before Congress on the Consumer Review Fairness Act,[3] Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA),[4] and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA).[5] In a well-publicized December 2005 post to his Technology & Marketing Law Blog, Goldman incorrectly predicted Wikipedia's demise in five years.[citation needed] Goldman has co-authored (with Rebecca Tushnet of Harvard Law) the first Advertising & Marketing Law casebook for the law school community.[6]

He has been shortlisted as an "IP Thought Leader" by Managing IP magazine[7] and named an "IP Vanguard" by the California State Bar's Intellectual Property section.[8]

Goldman publishes the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, which covers Internet Law, Intellectual Property, and Advertising Law.[citation needed] The blog was named to the ABA Journal's Blawg 100 Hall of Fame.[9]

Goldman oversees DoctoredReviews.com, a website designed to combat doctors' efforts to suppress patients' reviews,[10] serves on the board of directors of the Public Participation Project, a group lobbying for federal anti-SLAPP legislation[11] and coauthored an amicus brief in the 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. WhenU.com, Inc. case with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.[12]


Select publications[edit]

  • 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, 51, USA: 395, 2004, SSRN 487163.
  • "Wikipedia's Labor Squeeze and its Consequences", Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, 8, USA: 157, 2010, SSRN 487163.
  • "Emojis and the Law", Washington Law Review, 93, USA: 1227, 2018, SSRN 3133412.


  • Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases and Materials (2nd Edition, 2014; 3rd Edition, 2016; 4th Edition, 2018) [13] co-authored with Rebecca Tushnet (the first casebook on this topic)
  • INTERNET LAW: CASES & MATERIALS (2014; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019 editions) [14]
  • Find Kitty Nala (co-authored with Lisa Goldman) (2016)[15]


  1. ^ "Goldman, Eric", Faculty (profile), Santa Clara: High Tech Law, archived from the original on July 31, 2012, retrieved July 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Goldman, Eric (July 14, 2008), Teaching Cyberlaw, St. Louis University Law Journal, SSRN 1159903.
  3. ^ Goldman, Eric (November 2015), An Assessment of the Consumer Review Freedom Act of 2015, SSRN 2686021
  4. ^ Goldman, Eric (September 19, 2017), Sex Trafficking Exceptions to Section 230, SSRN 3038632
  5. ^ Goldman, Eric (November 30, 2017), Balancing Section 230 and Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, SSRN 3079193
  6. ^ Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials, self-published, Summer 2018.
  7. ^ Awards Shortlists revealed, North America: Managing IP, 2012.
  8. ^ "IP Vanguard Award Honorees", IP Law, CA: Cal bar, 2011.
  9. ^ Journal, A. B. A. "Blawg 100 Hall of Fame". ABA Journal.
  10. ^ Doctored Reviews.
  11. ^ Board of Directors, Anti-SLAPP, archived from the original on July 4, 2012, retrieved July 10, 2012.
  12. ^ Press Release, EFF, February 19, 2004.
  13. ^ Goldman, Eric gumroad profile Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials, self-published, Summer 2018
  14. ^ INTERNET LAW: CASES & MATERIALS, self-published, Summer 2019
  15. ^ Find Kitty Nala, self-published, 2016

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